OC tries to gag Hooper


After OC chairman Suresh Kalmadi sought his ouster from Delhi, calling him an "impediment", Hooper was talking to journalists to give his reaction at the OC office but was stopped from addressing the gathered scribes last night.

OC General Secretary Lalit Bhanot asked Hooper not to speak to journalists in the headquarter premises.

A surprised Hooper asked for a few minutes to answer the questions that he had been asked but Bhanot didn't relent, saying that he was acting on OC's order.

"I don't know but you can't speak here," was all that Bhanot kept repeating when Hooper sought an explanation.

Hooper ultimately had to leave the premises and conduct the press conference at a pavement outside the OC headquarters

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