Justice Sharma was dealing with a contempt petition filed by former Hockey star and Olympian Aslam Sher Khan alleging that Batra as well as the IOA is in contempt of the High Court’s order of May 25, 2022
It was argued that the Court had removed him from the position he held in the Hockey India (a National Sports Federation) where he was occupying the post of Life Member.
The petition added that Batra has committed contempt of court by continuing as president of the IOA where he was elected by virtue of the post held at Hockey India.
Counsel appearing for the IOA told the court that following its order, the International Olympic Committee was informed on June 3, 2022 that Batra has been removed from the post with effect from May 25.
He added that the duties and responsibilities of the President, IOA as per the Constitution of IOA has been taken over by Senior Vice President, Anil Khanna.