Delhi High Court Restrains Narinder Dhruv Batra From Discharging Any Function As President Of Indian Olympic Association
The Delhi High Court has restrained Narinder Dhruv Batra from discharging functions as the President of the Indian Olympic Association.
"In view of the submissions of the Learned counsel for R-2, and the orders passed by this Court in W.P (C) No. 5703/2020, the respondent no. 1 / proposed contemnor is restrained to further discharge any function as President, IOA," the Court held.
The Single Bench of Justice Dinesh Kumar Sharma of Delhi High Court held that the Senior Vice President, Anil Khanna, will take over the duties and responsibilities of the President.
The Court was hearing a petition seeking contempt proceedings against the Respondents, jointly and severally, for wilful disobedience and deliberate defiance of the Judgment dated May 25, 2022 passed by the High Court.
Senior Advocate Mohit Mathur appearing for the petitioner submitted that Narinder Dhruv Batra was removed from the position held by him in National Sports Federation (NSF) by virtue of the said judgment.
He further submitted that Narinder Dhruv Batra had committed contempt of the court by continuing as President of IOA and cannot be allowed to further perpetuate contempt. He also submitted that continuance of him on this position, for even a moment would amount to continuance with contempt of the order of the High Court.
"This Court considers that the functioning of Sports Federation should be above any kind of doubt. The purity in the functioning of such federations are much more important, than the individual who hold the positions", the Court observed.