Ramachandran, Batra sign IOA truce

N Ramachandran and Narindar Dhruv Batra agreed to withdraw all allegations, accusations, complaints and litigations that they had made against each other.

Ramachandran has also agreed not to pursue his Rs 10 crore defamation suit filed against Batra before the Madras High Court.   -  K. Pichumani

Peace seems to have returned to the Indian Olympic Association after president N. Ramachandran and associate vice president Dr Narinder Dhruv Batra came together to make an amicable settlement of their differences. The two said they look forward to working together to strengthen the Olympic movement and all sports in India.

Ramachandran and Batra, who is also the president of Hockey India, agreed to withdraw all allegations, accusations, complaints and litigations that they had made against each other.

Ramachandran has also agreed not to pursue his Rs 10 crore defamation suit filed against Batra before the Madras High Court. The duo signed a joint memo of compromise which was duly certified by their respective counsels and was filed in the Madras High Court today.

“Pursuant to the advice and mediation of members and friends of the Olympic fraternity, we Mr N Ramachandran and Dr Narinder Dhruv Batra have reached an amicable settlement of all our disputes. We have agreed to withdraw all allegations, accusations, complaints, litigations made/instituted against each other, both individually and in official capacity, and in future will not pursue the same,” the duo said in a joint signed letter.

“We will work together to strengthen the Olympic movement and all sports in India.”