Delhi Police has recorded the statement of WFI President Brij Bhushan Sharan, President of Wrestling Federation of India and BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan in the case of alleged sexual harassment of women wrestlers. SIT has also been constituted.
On the complaint of the wrestlers, the statement of WFI President Brij Bhushan Sharan was recorded and some documents were sought. Brij Bhushan denied the allegations leveled against him. The SIT has been constituted with 10 police personnel including four women police officers.
A team was formed of ten people under the supervision of a woman DCP,” Delhi Police said. Following the Supreme Court’s notice, the Delhi Police registered two FIRs on April 28. Earlier this year, prominent wrestlers came forward to protest against the WFI chief, following which the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Anurag Thakur, constituted a ‘Monitoring Committee’ to probe the allegations against the WFI, Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh and announced the formation of some coaches.
Vinod Tomar, assistant secretary of the Wrestling Federation of India, is also named as an accused in the FIR. “The statements of Assistant Secretary WFI Vinod Tomar were also recorded. Vinod Tomar is also an accused in the Delhi Police FIR. Brij Bhushan Sharan in his clarification has asked to collect some video evidence and mobile data. The SIT will also interrogate Brij Bhushan.” Delhi Police.
WFI President Brij Bhushan Sharan has denied the allegations leveled against him by the wrestlers. “On the complaint of the wrestlers, the statement of WFI President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh was recorded and some documents were sought. Brij Bhushan denied the allegations leveled against him.
The SIT has been constituted with six police teams including four women police officers. A team was formed of ten people under the supervision of a woman DCP,” Delhi Police said. On April 23 this year, top wrestlers—Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat and Sakshi Mallick—returned to the Jantar Mantar protest site, claiming that six women wrestlers and a minor had filed a complaint against WFI President Brij Bhushan Sharan for sexual harassment at Connaught Place. Complaint has been lodged.
In the police station but the Delhi Police did not register an FIR. The protesting wrestlers also demanded that the Sports Ministry make public the findings of the monitoring committee. Delhi’s Rouse Avenue Court on Wednesday sought a status report from the Delhi Police on the investigation into the FIR lodged by wrestlers against WFI chief and BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh alleging sexual harassment.
In the petition filed by the female wrestler, the court asked the court to monitor the investigation and help the victim. He has sought a direction to record the statement before the court. Along with this, a direction has also been sought to present the status report of the investigation of the case. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Harjit Singh Jaspal sought a status report from the Delhi Police on the petition. 2 A copy of the FIR was also filed in the court in a sealed cover. The counsel for the applicants, Advocate SS Hooda, submitted that the Delhi Police has registered two FIRs in the matter on 28 April.