New Delhi: Dope-tainted wrestler Narsingh Yadav spoke to NewsX upon his arrival from Rio. Here are the snippets from the interview:
NewsX: WADA appealed against NADA’s clean chit only 3 days before your first bout. Do you think it was wrong?
Narsingh Yadav: No, it was very unfortunate. I even went to Rio and there I was told that a hearing has to take place. I could not even get my lawyer to defend me. Haryana police is yet to nab the boy against whom we had filed a FIR. There should be a CBI probe into the incident.
NewsX: Don’t you think investigating agencies should have gathered evidence to prove sabotage theory before the WADA appeal?
Narsingh Yadav: It is really unfortunate that Haryana police was unable to nab the boy we had filed FIR against. Had the culprit been arrested the situation would have been different. There should be proper investigation so that such an incidence can be prevented in future. I would have definitely got a medal if I had been given a chance to play in Olympics.
NewsX: The entire nation had supported you in your fight. Do you feel let down by the state machinery for what transpired?
Narsingh Yadav: Absolutely, I had gone to represent my country and whatever transpired is really unfortunate. That is why I am saying that there should be CBI probe into the incident and culprit should be given hard punishment.