Secretary of the UP Olympic Association on the allegations
- Anandeshwar Pandey has dismissed the allegations against him
- A series of photos of Pandey in a compromising position with several women had surfaced online
- Pandey, treasurer of the IOA and secretary of the UP Olympic Association, said it was a political plot to defame him.
The UP OA secretary has been under fire ever since as a complaint was registered against Pandey on the chief minister’s portal, a copy of which was sent to the district magistrate. Lucknow Regional Sports Officer Ajay Sethi had demanded an explanation from Pandey last week in a letter seen by the ANI news agency. Sethi had written: “Anandeshwar Pandey is staying at KD Singh Babu Stadium in Lucknow, next to which there is a girls’ hostel. Viral photos showing him in a compromising position are giving Uttar Pradesh a bad name.”
Pandey on Tuesday filed a complaint with Lucknow Police Cyber Cell saying there is a political conspiracy against him and a big person is behind it like if an athlete is complaining against him he is ready to hanged, he did nothing wrong.
Talk to The bridgePandey, who is a former national level runner, said: “Someone is trying to defame me. I filed a complaint against anonymous people, but it is a political conspiracy and there must be a great person’s hand behind it.
“If ever one of the athletes who come to train complains about me, hang me. I will kill myself. I have been doing sports since the 1970s, there has never been such an incident,” he said. -he adds.
Pandey, who is on the coordinating committee for the National Games, due to be held in September, said allegations aimed at tarnishing his image could be linked to the upcoming IOA elections, which he is set to contest while mentioning that the law will take its course.