India court allows Suresh Kalmadi to attend Olympics
An Indian court has allowed the former chief of Delhi Commonwealth Games, Suresh Kalmadi, to travel to London to attend Olympics.
Mr Kalmadi is an accused in a corruption case related to the 2010 Games. He denies the charge.
Mr Kalmadi is the president of Asian Athletics Association and member of International Association of Athletics Federations council.
He had argued that his presence at the London Olympics was important.
India's Sports Minister Ajay Maken has criticised Friday's court ruling.
"[Mr] Kalmadi doesn't deserve to attend the Olympics," he told NDTV news channel.
Earlier, a court had Mr Kalmadi to visit Kazakhstan to attend a sport event.
India's federal investigation agency, the Central Bureau of Investigation, arrested Mr Kalmadi in April last year "for conspiracy to cause favour to a company in Switzerland while procuring timers and scoring equipment for the Games".
He was also charged with corruption a case related to contracts at a 2009 event in London which marked the start of a baton race across Commonwealth countries.
He was released on bail in January while the trial continues.
The row over the Games is one of a series of corruption scandals that has rocked India in recent months.