Suresh Kalmadi (centre)
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Shoe thrown at former Indian Commonwealth Games chief

An unidentified man has thrown a shoe at Suresh Kalmadi, the disgraced former chief of the 2010 Commonwealth Games, in the Indian capital, Delhi.

Mr Kalmadi was being taken to court in the city when the would-be assailant struck. The shoe missed its target.

Mr Kalmadi was arrested on Monday, accused of conspiracy regarding the awarding of commercial contracts for the Games. He denies any wrongdoing.

Throwing a shoe at someone is considered a grave insult in India.

  • 26 Apr 2011