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AAFI’s one-man panel for probe

New Delhi: The Amateur Athletic Federation of India (AAFI) Sunday appointed a one-man committee to probe into the doping scandal involving distance runner Sunita Rani who won a gold and a bronze medal at the September 29-October 14 Busan Asian Games.

Sunil Salwan, convener of the legal committee of the Asian Athletic Association, was appointed by AAFI president Suresh Kalmadi to look into the issue “in the best interest of athletics and the athlete,” a press release said here. Salwan has been asked to submit his report within seven days, the release said.

Sunita, who won the gold in women’s 1500m with a new Games record timing, is reported to have been stripped of her medals following the positive dope test for nandrolone.

Meanwhile, a report from Sangrur in Punjab, said Saturday Sunita returned to her home town Sunam and left for Shimla immediately to avoid the media.

Sunita’s brother Sinderpal said that his sister wanted to “relax” for sometime and therefore had left for a relative’s place in Shimla.

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