THIS Indian Wrestler BANNED For Life For Hitting Referee During CWG Trials

In a weird incident, wrestler Satender Malik punched referee Jagbir Singh after dropping his bout within the 125kg freestyle category during the Commonwealth Games selection trials, forcing the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) to impose a life ban on him, here on Tuesday. After dropping his bout to opponent Mohit, Satender stormed throughout the mat to punch the referee in frustration.

The Air Force wrestler was leading 3-0 with just 18 seconds left within the deciding bout when Mohit effected a ‘take-down’ move and likewise pushed Satender out of the mat for another point.

However, referee Virender Malik didn’t award two points to Mohit for the ‘takedown’ move and gave just one point for the pushout.

The decision upset Mohit, who requested a challenge. Satyadev Malik, the jury for the bout, excused himself from the decision for the sake of impartiality since he belonged to the Mokhra village from where Satender also comes.

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

The score grew to become 3-3 and remained like that until the end, and finally, Mohit was declared the winner on the criteria since he had scored the last point of the bout.

Satender lost his cool, walked across to Mat A where Ravi Dahiya and Aman have been locked within the 57kg final, went straight to Jagbir, and started to assault him.

He first abused Jagbir after which slapped him, who lost his stability and fell to the ground. The 57kg bout was stopped because the incident created a furor inside the KD Jadhav hall on the IG stadium. Hundreds of followers, officials, and individuals have been shocked to witness a scene like that.

Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) officers managed to send Satender out of the hall and restarted the bout. Everything was occurring proper before the eyes of WFI President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, who was sitting on the dais.

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

”The referees officiating that bout will even be referred to as for an explanation that why points weren’t awarded to Mohit when it was clear that the take-down move was clear. Why did they let the situation exit 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 solely after I used to be requested to do it.” ”It’s up to WFI what action it desires to take in opposition to him.” 

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

”So to keep away from any situation the place I’m accused of bias, I stayed away. This is surprising because Satender is often a very calm man,” Satyadev, who was also the jury of enchantment for the event, stated.

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