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Patiala police file FIR for missing Olympic blazer

Press Trust of India  |  Patiala 

police have registered a FIR against unidentified persons for the theft of legend Senior's Olympic blazer, police said Sunday.

As per the FIR, Singh Sr had donated the blazer to the of Authority of in 1985. The blazer was from 1956 Melbourne

The 94-year-old triple Olympic gold-medallist had earlier maintained that in 1985 he had donated his Olympic blazer, medals and other memorabilia to the then SAI on being told that the items would be displayed in a proposed National Museum, which was to be opened in However, such a museum was never built.

An enquiry about the items at the request of the ahead of the 2012 London Olympics, had revealed that SAI officials were clueless about the whereabouts of the donated items. The wanted the relics to be part of the official 2012 London exhibition.

Last year, NIS Regional had written a letter to the police asking for an investigation into the missing blazer.

on Saturday filed a case against unknown persons.

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First Published: Sun, September 16 2018. 14:20 IST