Imphal, June 19,
2 times Gold Medallists of the Common Wealth Games, Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu, who has been provisionally suspended by the Weight Lifting Federation India, after IWF report said that she was found using steroid in November 2017 , is waiting for justice as she strongly refutes any use of medicines during her career.
While struggling for justice she received threat intimidation from among the Federation members about losing her job as well as refunding of all the money that the railway board had spent on her.
Talking to Imphal Times 24 years old two times Champion of the Common Wealth Games, said that justice is still not delivered to her and no one is supporting to her cause as of now.
“Since the day I was suspended for alleged use of steroid I have been begging the Indian Weight Lifting Federation as well as the Manipur State Weight Lifting Association to conduct enquiry to find out the truth on weather I used steroid or not, but it is 35 days now and nothing has been done”, Sanjita said.
The test result sent to her through Whatsapp on May 24, 2018 showed that her sample No. collected for testing was No. 159 90 00 while the result found positive of using steroid is the sample No. 159 91 76. Sample no. collected from players should be same and as the sample no. sent was different it confused on whether the anti-doping test was conducted to the urine sample collected from her or not. As she found something fishy going on she beg the National federation authority as well as the state authority to conduct an enquiry into the matter but nothing has been done. She has been provisionally suspended as of now since May 15, 2018 and she cannot concentrate to her practice in such a situation.
On the other hand a Physiotherapist of the Indian Weight Lifting Federation identified as one Arkrant Saxena in a whatsapp conversation told Sanjita to delete the letter sent to her by the International Weight Lifting Federation which showed two different samples No. at which the doping test was conducted. He even wrote her not to disclose any of the documents regarding her doping test.
This matter has been discussed earlier too but justice has not been delivered. Instead she has been receiving threat intimidation indirectly some of them saying that she might lose her job and have to refund the money the Railway spent on her.
Khumukcham Sanjita is working at NF Railway is now posted at Dimapur.