Delhi High Court clears Indian judoka Jasleen Singh to compete at CWG | Commonwealth Games 2022 News

BIRMINGHAM: In a big boost for India’s judo contingent, the Delhi High Court clear Wednesday Jasleen Singh from all misconduct charges, paving the way for his participation in the Commonwealth Games.
“The High Court has ruled in favor of Jasleen and he will now travel to Birmingham,” IOA General Secretary Rajeev Mehta told PTI.
Gold medalist at the Commonwealth Championships held here two years ago, Jasleen and her housemate have been embroiled in controversy after they were involved in a fight with a group of Spanish women during their training and exhibition trip one month in June. in Alicante, Benidorm.
While the duo received a “boost” from the women’s group the following day, the federation, led by administrator Judge Pankaj Naqvi, called them back as a “precautionary measure”.
“But it turned out the duo weren’t involved and another group was involved in the fight. The women were also given tips and there were no police complaints against them. “, said a trainer.
Following the controversy, Jasleen, who competes at 66kg, was dropped from the Commonwealth judo squad.
Calling it an injustice, Jasleen then took the case to the High Court and “it would now be a great relief to him and his family”.
“Looking at the pitch, Jasleen is an outstanding medal hopeful and it remains to be seen how mentally fit he is to make a comeback. With that, we can now expect 3-4 medals,” added the coach. .
Indian judokas will have their competitions on August 1 and 3 and Jasleen is expected to reach on July 29.

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