Indian Boxing Federation suspended by AIBA

International Boxing Association has suspended the Indian Amateur Boxing Federation (IABF) alleging "possible manipulation" in its recent elections but the body has denied the charge, insisting that the process was "transparent". The development which has left the IABF "stunned" comes within a few days of the International Olympic Committee suspending the Indian Olympic Association. "Further to the International Olympic Committee's suspension imposed on the Indian Olympic Association, the International Boxing Association (AIBA) Executive Committee Bureau has decided today December 6 to provisionally suspend the Indian Amateur Boxing Federation (IABF)," the AIBA said in a statement.
"This provisional suspension is also due to the fact that AIBA had learned about possible manipulation of the recent IABF's election. "AIBA will now investigate this election and especially a potential political link between IOA President, as former Chairman of the IABF, and the IABF election," it added. During the September elections, outgoing President Abhay Singh Chautala, who was elected IOA President despite IOC's suspension, was retained in the body as nominated Chairman of the body.

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