Gold Coast, Mar 31 (PTI) An Indian official today denied any wrongdoing after syringes were found near their accommodation at the Commonwealth Games Village here, prompting the authorities to probe the matter.

It has been reported that syringes were discovered near accommodation where a few Indian athletes are putting up.

However it was still unclear who they belonged to.

Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) chief executive David Grevemberg has said that a staff at the athletes’ village told them about the syringes and the matter will now be probed.

“The syringes were not found in Indian athletes’ rooms. It’s in the same building where athletes from many countries are residing. It does not belong to us,” an Indian official, travelling with the contingent, told PTI.

Grevemberg said,” if analytical evidence indicates it’s worth a follow-up, the CGF medical commission will follow procedures, set out in the anti-doping standard.” The Games will begin on Wednesday.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.