Sarita was provisionally suspended by by the world body (AIBA) after she refused to accept her medal following a controversial semifinal loss in the Asian Games.

The AIBA is yet to take a final call on the quantum of Sarita's punishment but Dr Wu has already made it clear that her career is "as good as over" despite tendering an unconditional apology for her actions.

"AIBA has been very firm on violation of rules from the very beginning and it takes serious view of disciplinary code violations. So, if you break rules, some actions will be taken against you," BI secretary general Jay Kowli said at a press conference on Tuesday.

"Our endeavour has been to soften AIBA and urge for a liberal view taking into account the circumstances and human side of the emotional outburst of Sarita so that her long term career is not affected," he said.

It is learnt that BI's effort now would be to take action against Sarita's husband Thoiba Singh and "private" coach Lenin Meitei as a "collateral" damage to save Sarita from a lengthy ban. Both Thoiba and Lenin have been served show cause notices by BI.

Sources also said that BI officials would take a strong view of the shoutings and ruckus created by Sarita's husband and coach during the incident in Incheon, saying that these kind of actions were uncalled for.

Asked about this, BI president Sandeep Jajodia did not give a direct answer but said that they will take action if Thoiba and Lenin were found to be guilty of rule violation.

"We are giving a chance to Thoiba and Lenin to explain their side of the story. We have given them 30 days time to reply and there are 10-12 days left. I don't want to jump the gun on something over which BI's Disciplinary Committee will take a decision. But if found guilty, we will take action.

"Field of play is a place which boxers can only enter just like in other sports. So, we will see how they (Thoiba and Lenin) have entered there," Jajodia said.

Sarita refused to comment on the likely action to be taken by BI on her husband and coach but said that she was confident that she would get back to boxing soon.

"We met AIBA chief Dr. Wu and also the chairman of Disciplinary Commission at the sidelines of AIBA Congress and we explained to him the circumstances that led to the incident. We were able to touch the right cord with the AIBA officials," Kowli said.

"We explained that Sarita was alone with no federation officials (as IABF was suspended then) and there was no team manager and coach. We said that she comes from a humble background and it was a one-off incident," he added.

Asked if Sarita will be able to take part in 2016 Olympics if AIBA hands her a ban, Kowli hinted that a punishment for a short period would give her a chance for Rio.

"There are no qualifying tournaments for Rio in near future. There will be just one qualifying tournament and that will happen later in 2016. In the meantime she can start training after recovering from her injury," he said.

Jajodia also informed that BI has applied for recognition from the Sports Ministry and the Indian Olympic Association.

"We have got permanent affiliation from the AIBA. We are the sole body in the country to apply (to IOA) to run the sport in the country after a free and fair elections. I hope both the government and the IOA give us recognition to us soon.

"We have submitted all the documents to the government and the IOA. We have support from 33 state units and three service boards. I don't know why it is taking time but I feel it is under process," he added.

Kowli said that BI will not "gate-crash" into the IOA Annual General Body to be held in Chennai on December 19 if the federation was not granted recognition by then and not invited for the AGM.

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