In the latest development of the wrestlers’ sexual harassment case, the Delhi Pollice has questioned the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) Chief and BJP MP, Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh and the Federation’s Assistant Secretary Vinod Tomar days after two FIRs have been registered against them pertaining to molestation cases of seven female wrestlers, including one minor.
Last month, the Delhi Police registered two FIRs against Brij Bhushan. The first FIR pertained to sexual harassment of a minor wrestler and was registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, and the second was based on the complaints of the remaining female wrestlers. A senior police officer was said to have summoned Brij, asking him for the investigation in Delhi a few days ago. He was questioned for three hours and was summoned to join the investigation again. Both times, he denied his involvement in the case, and said that he has been falsely implicated.
SIT formed to probe the matter
The Delhi Police has formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the matter in depth. A ten-member team, SIT includes a female Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP). An official said, “The team has been set up to collect inputs from different states based on complaints filed by female wrestlers.”
Notably, India’s prominent wrestlers Bajrang Punia, Sakshi Malik, and Vinesh Phogat, who have brought laurels to the country on several occasions have been protesting against the WFI Chief at Jantar Mantar in Delhi since April 23.