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The reports suggest that Virender Malik has been arrested for alleged sexual assault while Indian Olympic Association (IOA) secretary Rajiv Mehta was also arrested for alleged drunken driving.
According to a Scotland Yard spokeswoman, a 49-year-old man was arrested following reports of alleged drunken driving in City Centre of Glasgow on August 2nd. And on the same day, a 45-year-old man was arrested following reports of an alleged sexual assault in the west of Glasgow.
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It was also established that both Mehta and Malik were not part of the Indian contingent but went to Glasgow in their respective official capacities. Mehta was an invitee of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) and presented medals to winners. Malik had officiated in the wrestling competitions in the Commonwealth Games.
The reports published in Asian Lite, a London newspaper, suggested that Mehta was allegedly driving without a licence at Glasgow city centre and was above the legal alcohol limit and Malik was allegedly involved in sexual assault in a hotel in the west of Glasgow.
The Indian High Commission in London, in a statement on Sunday, said they are closely monitoring the case.
"We have learnt about the detention of two members of the Commonwealth games contingent (sic) by the local (Glasgow) police. Our consulate in Edinburgh has deputed an official to Glasgow to keep in close touch with the police authorities to ascertain full factual details of the case. We are also close in touch with the team," the High Commission said in a statement.
IOA president N Ramachandran said it was unfair to jump to any early conclusion.