In an interesting turn in the ongoing controversy surrounding Indian Wrestler Narsingh Yadav, his cook today made a revelation saying a fellow wrestler mixed something in the athlete's food while he was not in the kitchen.
Speaking exclusively to India TV, Yadav's cook said, "I had gone out to get tomatoes and as I came back, the fellow wrestler was just getting out of the kitchen."
According to him, the incident dates back to June 5, about one and a half months before Narsingh failed the dope test.
The athlete, from the start, has been claiming that it's a conspiracy against him. The Wresting Federation of India (WFI) has also jumped in to defend their player.
Earlier today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi intervened in the matter saying that the truth in the controversy must come out and asked the WFI to put forth a clear picture in the entire matter.
In a meeting with WFI President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, PM Modi sought all the details about the ongoing controversy. Answering the queries raised by the Prime Minister, WFI provided him a copy of complaint by the athlete.
Meanwhile, Sports Minister Vijay Goel stated Narsingh has been suspended provisionally and will be allowed to go to Rio if national anti-doping disciplinary panel (NADA) exonerates him.
WFI stands in support of its player
Throwing its weight behind Narsingh Yadav, WFI said the grappler is a victim of conspiracy.
Doubting foul play, WFI president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh said the federation believes Narisingh is innocent and will support him to the hilt.
"The federation believes Narsingh is innocent. Injustice has happened with him and we are hopeful he will get justice. I will try my level best to help Narsingh get out of this problem so that he can represent India in 74kg+ in the Olympics and win a medal," Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh told a press conference today.
Narsingh demands CBI probe in scandal
In a defiant move, Narsingh Yadav today demanded a CBI probe into the doping scandal which has jeopardised his participation in the Olympics, alleging that a conspiracy has been hatched to scuttle his Rio dream.
"There should be a CBI inquiry. The whole episode relating to my selection had gone to court. There was a CID report that my life is under threat. All this makes it clear, I have been framed so that I am stopped from going to Rio," Narsingh said.
Narsingh has returned positive for a banned substance barely 10 days before the start of the Olympics and that has cast a doubt on his participation in the Rio Games.