November 5, 1998
Mr. Barij Baran Das
63, Sarat Bose Road
Calcutta, INDIA, 700025
The results of the
majority democratic vote held at the annual WAF Congress meeting, in association with the
official XIX WAF World Armsport Championships in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, October 16th-25th
are as follows:
As per ARTICLE 42 CODE OF ETHICS in the present WAF
constitution, you were found guilty and expelled as WAF General Secretary for the
- Conspiring and manipulating the 1992 WAF election in Geneva, Switzerland in
order to get Mr. Bob OLeary into a position of control.
- Conspiring, arbitrarily authorizing and taking part in paying WAF funds, to a
member WAF Executive Director, to attend WAF Congress, in order to influence and bias the
democratic vote in Bob OLearys favor at the WAF election in Virginia Beach,
- For conspiring and arbitrarily attempting to replace an elected member of the
WAF Executive Directors, which is against the WAF constitution, for your own personal gain
at the 1997 WAF Championships in India.
- For conspiring and arbitrarily attempting to replace a democratically elected
official of NAAF to the WAF board, for your own personal gain, with total disregard to the
WAF and the NAAF constitutions.
It is clear by your conduct and continuous attempts to
conspire, manipulate and influence monetarily over the years that you have no regard for
democracy. Your many arbitrary actions regarding the constitution and monetary issues also
show a complete disregard to WAF members and their democratic votes and opinions. Mr. Das,
at one time you were considered an honorable man. Your actions now clearly indicate
Your expulsion took effect October 19th, 1998. Any
business that you do on behalf of WAF from that time on will not be recognized. You are to
send all WAF property and information for the bank account along with proper signing
authorization changes to the Interim General Secretary, Mr. Willy Deneumostier, Rue de
Treux 1, 5580 Eprave, Rochefort, Belgium within 90 days of the date of this letter.
Failure to do so will only add more credence to the charges against you. We anticipate you
will conduct yourself professionally.
Yours in Armwrestling
Interim Pres. WAF
Cc: WAF Executive Directors
and WAF Membership