Delhi Police registers 2 FIRs against WFI president Brij Bhushan sharan Singh over allegations of sexual harassment by women wrestlers
The Delhi Police has registered two FIRs against the president of the Wrestling Federation of India, Brij Bhushan sharan Singh, in connection with allegations of sexual harassment by women wrestlers. An FIR has been registered at the Connaught Place police station yesterday, April 28. The first FIR was registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act on allegations made by a minor. A second FIR was registered to carry out detailed investigations into other complainants’ complaints of violation of civility.
Earlier, the Delhi Police had informed the Supreme Court that they would file an FIR against Brij Bhushan in connection with the allegations of sexual harassment. Seven female wrestlers have filed sexual harassment allegations against the WFI president. Appearing for the Delhi Police, Solicitor General of India Tushar Mehta briefed a Supreme Court bench comprising Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud and Justice BS Narasimha on the recent proceedings on the petition filed by the women wrestlers.
Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing on behalf of the women wrestlers, requested that the guidelines be implemented regarding the safety of the women involved in the matter. In support of the plea, he handed over to the bench a sealed copy detailing the alleged threats faced by a minor involved in the case. The case has been listed for hearing on the 5th of next month.