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 secretary on being told that the items would be displayed in a proposed National Sports Museum, which was to be opened in Delhi. However, such a museum was never built.
An enquiry about the items at the request of the Olympic Museum ahead of the 2012 London Olympics, had revealed that SAI officials were clueless about the whereabouts of the donated items. The International Olympic Committee wanted the relics to be part of the official 2012 London Olympics exhibition.
Patiala police on Saturday filed a case against unknown persons.
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