Chandigarh: Haryana Sports Minister Anil Vij today claimed the state government had no control over the activities of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) centre at Rai in Sonipat even as the state police has been asked to complete its probe into the doping scandal surrounding wrestler Narsingh Yadav.
"SAI centres are looked after by the SAI authorities and we have no control over them," he said, terming the doping incident involving Narsingh, which allegedly took place at the Sonipat SAI centre, "a very serious matter".
"We have instructed the Haryana Police to go into the depth of the case and find out the truth. Since an FIR has been lodged and it is a legal matter, the police would take appropriate action, including filing the case in a local court," Vij said, adding that the state government has already asked the police to complete its probe "as soon as possible".
"We will definitely investigate, go into the depth of the case and the police will bring out the truth," he said.
Vij said since the incident (contamination of Narsingh's food) allegedly took place at a SAI centre in the state, the local authorities too were looking into it.
"We do not have any interference in the working of the SAI centre. SAI has its own control over the centre in Haryana as also in other states," he added.