London, Aug 4 (): Two senior officials of the Indian contingent for Commonwealth Games 2014- IOA Secretary General Rajeev Mehta and wrestling referee Virender Malik were arrested on Saturday in Glasgow on separate charges of alleged assault and misconduct.
Reports say Mehta was booked on drunken driving charges while Malik was arrested on alleged sexual assault charges. Both will be under police custody over the weekend and will be produced before a Glasgow magistrate on Monday.
Scotland Yard spokesman stated “two male members at the age of 45 and 49 – were arrested on two different charges.” Even though he confirmed the arrests, he denied revealing anything more. However, the duo do not belong to the official 215-strong contingent that stays in the Games village. Reports say both of them were boarded at a local hotel.
The Indian High Commission in London said that they had learnt about the arrest of the two members of the Indian contingent for the Commonwealth Games by local (Glasgow) police. They added that their consulate in Edinburgh has allotted an official to Glasgow to keep in close touch with the police to study complete facts of the case and they were also having close touch with the team.
Britain is amongst some European nations that has severe rules and penalties for anyone held driving above permitted alcohol limit that depends on a series of factors, but two pints of beer or two pegs of whisky could take you over the limit.
As per rules of the UK, the alcohol limit for drivers is 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood, 35 micrograms per 100 milliliters of breath or 107 milligrams per 100 milliliters of urine.
Meantime,in the medal tally of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014, India currently stands at fifth place with total medals of 61 that includes 8 gold, 16 silver and 9 bronze medals.