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Batra threatens to sue Gill

January 13, 2005 19:14 IST

In first signs of revolt against KPS Gill, a senior Indian Hockey Federation officialon Thursdayaccused him of "ruining" the game by his "autocratic" ways.

Narinder Batra, Senior Vice President of IHF, also demanded that the former super cop give an explanation as to how the Federation funds were being spent.

"I have objections over the way the money is being spent as some players have complained to me that they have not received their dues for quite some time," Batra said.

"They can throw me out if they want for raising these objections. If they do that I'll definitely go to court because it is public money that is being misued," said the angry official who has been in the post for the past three years.

Batra also said that he would contest against the IHF President in the coming elections.

"The elections are due in 2006 and if there is no candidate to contest against Gill, I will stand against him. I have already sounded him about it."

Miffed by Gill's recent comments against players like Gagan Ajit Singh and Olympians, he said whatever statements the IHF boss had made were his personal views and IHF did not endorse those.

"He is criticising good players and Olympians. These are his personal views, IHF does not endorse these. He has no right to tell players who have achieved so much for the country when to retire. In fact, he is 70 plus, why should he not retire?"

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