Bhopal: Hockey India (HI) general secretary Narendra Batra on Saturday hit out back at former Indian Hockey Federation chief, KPS Gill.

"Everybody knows what Gill had done during his tenure. The situation is like "chor ki dadhi mein tinka" (guilty conscience)," Batra told reporters here last night after he was asked to comment on the allegations levelled by Gill against the HI two days ago.

Gill had alleged that HI spent an additional sum of Rs 5.5 crore while hosting the hockey world cup last year.

"I am going to give the copies of agreement regarding world cup containing the signatures of Gill and former Indian Olympic Association President Suresh Kalmadi to all," Batra said.

HI had no role in the World Cup, Batra added.

He welcomed the Union Sports Minister Ajay Makhan's statement over a meeting of IHF and HI representatives. "We are going to attend the meeting with an open mind and welcome good suggestions," Batra said.

About the disputes in Madhya Pradesh hockey associations, he said that `one state, one unit' policy alone worked. "We have tried a lot to bring the different groups together here
also. There is a dire need that Madhya Pradesh come out with one association to represent its hockey, without it, it can not participate in a tournament," he said.

(Agencies)