Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has imposed a life ban on wrestler Satender Malik after he thrashed referee Jagbir Singh during CWG trials inside the KD Jadhav Hall at the IGI stadium. This was informed WFI’s Assistant Secretary Vinod Tomar.
The incident took place after Satender Malik lost the 125kg final during the Commonwealth Games 2022 trials. He reportedly punched the referee at the stadium, prompting the wrestling federation to impose a life ban on the wrestler. The President of the Wrestling Federation of India, Brij Bhushan Sharan, was present on the occasion.
As per reports, Satender Malik first abused the referee and then slapped him as a result Jagbir Singh lost his balance and fell on the ground during the 2022 Commonwealth Games trials on May 17, 2022.
The wrestler however said on May 25th that it was the referee who put his hands on him first and started the fight. He claimed that the referee made wrong accusations against him and never told the media that he put his hands on him first. ” He did a lot of things and made accusations against me that I abused him. The media exaggerated the entire episode. I felt pained, but I knew that truth could not be hidden,” said Malik on the incident.