IOA secretary general Rajeev Mehta and wrestling referee Virender Malik, who were arrested on different reasons, have been released after charges against them were dropped for lack of evidence. The charges against both the Indian officials were dropped after the prosecution failed to produce enough evidence against the duo in the Glasgow Magistrate`s Court. This decision to release the two officials is a huge relief for the Indian contingent, which had to face a lot of embarrassment on the last day of the 20th Commonwealth Games.
A court statement said, “Both Rajeev Mehta and Virender Malik have been liberated as the prosecution did not press the cases against them owing to lack of evidence”.
While Mehta was arrested for alleged drunken driving, Malik, who is not a part of the official contingent, was facing a more serious charge of alleged sexual assault.
An Indian High Commission official said. “Charges against both of them have been dropped due to lack of evidence. They have been released without any charges being framed”.