The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) elections, scheduled for July 4, will be overseen by former Chief Justice Mahesh Mittal Kumar, appointed as the returning officer by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA).
The elections will take place during the Special General Meeting of the WFI. The IOA said in a statement,
“IOA has to take steps forward to conduct elections of the WFI Executive Committee and we are pleased to appoint you as a returning officer to conduct the elections of the WFI. You many consider appointing one assistant returning officer and other staff to assist in conducting the elections.”
IOA also added,
“Elections are required to be conducted in the SGM of the WFI called on 4th July and the schedule of the election will be required to be drawn accordingly. We look forward to your confirmation of acceptance and also smooth conduct of elections of the WFI on July 4.”
According to sources, Justice Mittal Kumar holds the authority to determine the date of the meeting and elections, allowing flexibility for the polls to be conducted on July 4 or a few days later. Following instructions from the Sports Ministry, the IOA had formed a temporary three-member ad hoc committee on April 27. Two members were designated to manage the daily operations of the federation.
Meanwhile, Delhi police are probing the allegations against thr former WFI chief and will submit their findings before a trial court on Thursday.