NEW DELHI, June 5: Two-time Commonwealth Games gold-medallist K Sanjita Chanu is set to demand compensation from the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) for causing her mental harassment as she still awaits the final verdict on her long-running dope case.
Chanu�s case, which has been marred by several anomalies and administrative goof-ups, has been dragging on since she tested positive for anabolic steroid testosterone in November 2017.
�We thought that the case is over because IWF allowed her to participate in competitions. But recently we applied for the Arjuna award and when we approached the Indian federation they said her case is not over yet. She�s not been cleared for doping,� Chanu�s brother and witness at the hearing Bijen Kumar Khumukcham told PTI.
�We had not thought about asking for compensation earlier but now the case has gone on for too long. Compensation is not only monetary, she has suffered so much in these past years,� he said.
Chanu was put under a provisional suspension for nine months from May 15, 2018 to January 22, 2019 following which she was permitted to compete in tournaments.
However, she still hasn�t been officially cleared as the final decision from the IWF panel is pending. � PTI