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Indian wrestler Satender Malik assaults referee Jagbir Singh during CWG trials

In an unprecedented incident, Services’ wrestler Satender Malik launched a bodily assault on referee Jagbir Singh after dropping the 125kg ultimate during the Commonwealth Games trials, prompting the nationwide federation to impose a life ban on him, right here on Tuesday.

The Air Force wrestler was main 3-0 with only a 18 seconds left within the deciding bout when Mohit effected a ‘take-down’ transfer and likewise pushed Satender out of the mat for one more level.

However, referee Virender Malik didn’t award two factors to Mohit for the ‘takedown’ transfer and gave just one level for the pushout.

The choice upset Mohit, who requested for a problem.

Satyadev Malik, the jury for the bout, excused himself from the choice for the sake of impartiality, since he belonged to the Mokhra village from the place Satender additionally comes.

Senior referee Jagbir Singh was requested to look into the problem and with the assistance of TV replays, he dominated that Mohit ought to be given three factors.

The rating grew to become 3-3 and remained like that until the top, and ultimately Mohit was declared winner on standards since he had scored the final level of the bout.

Satender lost his cool, walked throughout to Mat A the place Ravi Dahiya and Aman had been locked within the 57kg ultimate, went straight to Jagbir, and started to assault him.

He first abused Jagbir after which slapped him, who lost his steadiness and fell on the bottom.

The 57kg bout was stopped because the incident created a furore contained in the KD Jadhav corridor on the IG stadium. Hundreds of followers, officers and members had been shocked to witness a scene like that.

Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) officers managed to ship Satender out of the corridor and restarted the bout. Everything was taking place proper earlier than the eyes of WFI President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, who was sitting on the dias.

“We have imposed life ban on Satender Malik. The decision was taken by WFI President,” WFI’s assistant secretary Vinod Tomar advised PTI.

“The referees officiating that bout will also be called for an explanation that why points were not awarded to Mohit when it was clear that the take-down move was clean. Why did they let the situation go out of hand.”

A visibly shaken Jagbir Singh stated, “I had no inkling that he would do something like that.”

A Class One referee since 2013, Jagbir added, “I had nothing to do with this bout. I had officiated the 97kg and 65kg finals and gave the ruling only after I was asked to do it.”

“It’s up to WFI what action it wants to take against him.”

Satyadev Malik advised PTI, “I wanted to stay away from the decision making since we live close by. In international wrestling also, if the wrestler is from India, a jury from India can’t officiate that bout.”

“So to avoid any situation where I am accused of bias, I stayed away. This is really unexpected because Satender is usually a very calm guy,” Satyadev, who was additionally jury of enchantment for the match, stated. 

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