The All India Football Federation's (AIFF) disciplinary committee chaired by U N Banerjee has suspended East Bengal's Jobby Justin and Aizawl's Kareem Nurain six matches along with a fine of Rs 1 lakh.
Gokulam Kerala's midfielder Guilherme Castro has been suspended for a year and a fine of Rs 2 lakh has been imposed on the player.
In the match between East Bengal and Aizawl, Justin and Nurain clashed against each other and the referee showed two yellow cards in succession to the defender and sent him off. The first was shown for a rash tackle on the Keralite and the second for dissent.
Later, Aizawl submitted video evidence to the governing body that Justin has spit on Nurain.
Advocate Banerjee confirmed to Goal that after carefully examining the evidence the committee decided to implement identical punishment for both players.
Meanwhile, Castro has been suspended for a year as the Brazilian clashed with the referee following his sending off in the 81st minute against Shillong Lajong.