Delhi Police File Chargesheet Against WFI Chief Brij Bhushan Singh

Women wrestlers have finally provided audio and video evidence supporting sexual harassment allegations against WFI Chief Bruj Bhushan Singh as per the police.

Avishka Tandon
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Wrestlers' protest and the sexual harassment case against WFI chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh have not yet seen any fruitful developments except demanding and fighting. The police have now revealed that they have received statements and evidence from four of the complainants against Singh.

The major challenge that the wrestlers faced in demanding action against Brij Bhushan Singh was the lack of evidence against him. Though they have constantly been saying that the women wrestlers who alleged sexual harassment by the WFI chief have provided their statement initially, the police had reportedly said in court that they were skeptical to file a case against him as they didn't have enough evidence. However, recently the police said that they had received evidence in the form of statements and videos.

On June 15, the Delhi Police filed a chargesheet against the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief and Bharatiya Janta Party leader Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.

The 1,000-page chargesheet against Singh was filed over the allegations of sexual harassment charges. The chargesheet against the WFI chief was filed under sections 354, 354A and 354D of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), which deals with sexual harassment and stalking.

The Delhi Police also filed a 500-page cancellation report in the case filed under the POCSO Act. The police submitted a request for the cancellation of the case based on the statements made by the complainant, the wrestler and her father.

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Police Get Evidence Against WFI Chief

The police reportedly said that evidence was a crucial part of such cases and that they had given 24 hours to the wrestlers to provide even the smallest evidence to support their allegations. However, only four wrestlers were able to provide audio and video proof to the police. The police said that they have investigated in Delhi, UP, Rajasthan and Haryana to collect and arrange all the evidence to be presented before the court.

Meanwhile, SIT is also probing the case and has collected statements from about 200 people and the WFI chief has also reportedly provided evidence in his defense. Delhi police was reluctant to file a case against Singh initially despite wrestlers being ready to provide evidences against him. They filed an FIR only when the Supreme Court forced them to initiate an investigation.

Recently, the minor complainant in the case changed her statement and backed off from allegations against WFI chief. Her father said that the accused MLA did not harass her sexually, a step allegedly taken by him after being pressurised by Singh, as per the protesting wrestlers. The wrestlers have earlier claimed that the complainants and their families were threatened to withdraw the case but they did not get scared of them. The wrestlers also met with Home Minister Amit Shah and Sports Minister Anurag Thakur recently to discuss their demands.

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