Wrestlers' Protest

Wrestlers’ Protest: Delhi court has issued a summons to Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, a BJP Member of Parliament and former Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief, in response to allegations of sexual harassment made by women wrestlers. The court has found substantial evidence to proceed with the case and has ordered Singh to appear on July 18. Vinod Tomar, the suspended assistant secretary of the Wrestling Federation of India, has also been summoned in connection with the case.

The chargesheet filed against Singh includes sections 354, 354A, 354D, and 506 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Tomar is charged under sections 109, 354, 354A, and 506 of the IPC. The allegations made by the women wrestlers include inappropriate touching, groping, stalking, and intimidation spanning over a decade.

Another First Information Report (FIR) has been registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act based on allegations made by a minor wrestler. The Delhi Police, however, seeks the cancellation of this particular case due to a lack of corroborative evidence. The father of the minor wrestler has admitted to filing a false complaint for personal reasons.

Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh vehemently denies all allegations and claims to be framed. The case has attracted attention from Olympic medallists and Asian Games champions, further intensifying the controversy surrounding the alleged sexual harassment.

The upcoming court appearance of Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh on July 18 will be a crucial moment in the ongoing legal battle. The summons reflects the seriousness of the allegations and the need for a thorough investigation to determine the truth behind the accusations. As the case unfolds, further developments and evidence will play a crucial role in shaping the outcome and delivering justice to the parties involved.

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