AIFF Suspends Executive Body Member Over His Alleged Physical Assault of 2 Women Players

New Delhi: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Tuesday suspended its executive committee member Deepak Sharma until further notice. Sharma allegedly physically assaulted two women players in Goa.

Two footballers of Himachal Pradesh-based Khad FC, taking part in the Indian Women’s Football (IWL) League second division, had alleged that Sharma, the owner of the club, had barged into their room and physically assaulted them on the night of March 28.

“The AIFF Executive Committee has decided to suspend Mr. Deepak Sharma from participating in any football-related activities until further notice,” the AIFF said in a release.

Sports Minister Anurag Thakur had also asked the AIFF to take “quick” and “strong legal action” against the official.

On Tuesday, the AIFF also dissolved the three-member committee formed on March 30 to probe the incident, and instead referred the matter to its Disciplinary Committee.

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