The Supreme Court of India has agreed to hear the plea of Indian wrestlers against the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President and BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh over alleged sexual harassment of women wrestlers on Friday, April 28. DY Chandrachud, the Chief Justice of India has admitted the allegations to be serious, and hence said that the apex court will hear the plea registered by the Indian wrestlers on Friday.
Senior advocate Kapil Sibal mentioned the petition in front of the CJI DY Chandrachud, and mentioned to the court, “...the police are not acting. Look at the allegations. ...Even police personnel can be prosecuted for not registering an FIR.” The CJI said, “There are serious allegations contained in the petition at [the] behest of wrestlers who have represented India with regard to sexual harassment. Issue notice, returnable on Friday.”
Notably, the Indian wrestlers are currently protesting at the Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, moved the court after the Delhi Police had failed to register an FIR on April 21, after several wrestlers, including a minor, had alleged the BJP MP and World Federation of India Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh of sexual harassment.
Olympic bronze medallist, Bajrang Punia, said “I don’t know how this has happened but the girls who have complained are being pressured. WFI officials are taking money to their home. If something happens to those girls, police and government will be responsible for this. I don’t know the names were disclosed. They have gone to every girl who has complained against WFI Chief.” In addition to it, the court has also issued a notice to the Delhi Police.