I haven't misbehaved with any lifter in my career: Ramesh Malhotra

New Delhi, July 26: Suspended coach Ramesh Malhotra today maintained that he never "misbehaved" with women weightlifters during his career and is confident of being "absolved" of sexual harassment charges by the IWF inquiry committee.

Sydney Olympics bronze medallist Karnam Malleswari had alleged that Malhotra had been sexually harassing lifters for more than a decade now but the coach said the charges were "false" and aimed at tarnishing his reputation.

"I have not misbehaved with any woman lifter in my career as a weightlifting coach. I treat all of them as my children," Malhotra, who is in the Capital, told PTI.

"The allegations levelled by Malleswari are false. Truth will come out after the inquiry committee probe. I am confident that I would be absolved of the charges by the committee," he said.

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