Case Against Wrestling Body Chief Today, Delhi Police Tells Supreme Court
New Delhi: Delhi Police has told the Supreme Court that a case will be filed today against the influential chief of India’s wrestling federation, Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. Top wrestlers have been protesting at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar, accusing him of sexual misconduct.
The wrestlers had approached the Supreme Court for an urgent hearing into their request seeking a case against Singh, who is also a BJP MP. The Supreme Court had issued notice to Delhi Police on the wrestlers’ request, alleging no case was registered on their charges.
“There are serious allegations made in the petition by wrestlers who have represented India in international games about sexual harassment meted out to them. The matter requires consideration by this court,” said a bench led by Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud.
The wrestlers led by stars like Sakshi Malik, Vinesh Phogat, and Bajrang Punia have said they will continue their protest until a case is lodged in the matter.
Brij Bhushan Singh, who had denied the sexual misconduct allegations and indicated he will fight fiercely to prove he is innocent, on Thursday released a video saying he would wish to embrace death the day he feels helpless.
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