Brij Bhushan Singh faces allegations of sexual harassment by the Delhi Police, but he refuses to step down as president of the wrestling federation. Delhi Police have filed a 1000-page chargesheet against Brij Bhushan Singh, the head of the wrestling federation in India. Singh faces charges of sexual harassment, stalking, unlawful intimidation, wrongful confinement, and sexual assault. He has been the subject of a second First Information Report (FIR) under the POSCO Act. He has rejected all indictments against him.
President of the wrestling organization, Brij Bhushan Singh “prone to charges and punishment,”: Delhi Police
Singh had previously denied all allegations and said he would only step down at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s request.
Brij Bhushan Singh has consistently declined to resign
Despite facing charges of sexual harassment by the Delhi Police, Brij Bhushan Singh, the head of the country’s wrestling federation, has steadfastly refused to resign. The six-term MP received the response from Times Now, but in addition to declining, he misbehaved with the journalist and banged a car door into the microphone.
Delhi Police filed a 1000-page chargesheet against the Federation chief
According to sources, the Delhi Police conducted a thorough investigation that involved questioning over 100 people and resulted in filing a 1000-page chargesheet against the Federation chief. The fifteen individuals randomly inquired, based on reports, gave testimony in support of the seven wrestlers who alleged him of sexual harassment. They included the friends and families of the wrestlers.
The Federation Chief is the subject of a second FIR under the POSCO Act
He faces allegations of stalking, unlawful intimidation, wrongful confinement, and sexual assault. Due to accusations made by a young wrestler and reported under the POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) Act, he has been the subject of a second First Information Report (FIR). Under the two cases, he could spend three or seven years behind bars.
However, the Delhi police have requested that the POCSO case drop due to a lack of evidence.
The Wrestling Federation president received a summons from Delhi’s Rouse Avenue Court on July 18. Police sources are reporting sufficient evidence to attempt to punish the perpetrators.
Singh denied all charges
When questioned about the allegations of repeated and ongoing sexual harassment against him today, the head of the Wrestling Federation said he would “speak in court” and declined to give any “masala” to the media. Singh had earlier refuted all charges and stated that he would only resign at the request of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Earlier this year, the wrestlers—many of whom had won medals at the national and international levels—held a protest and demanded action take place against him. They took to the streets in April and staged a protest at Jantar Mantar until they received orders to leave after multiple encounters with the Delhi Police.
Images of Olympians pulled off the road by the police after getting pinned there shocked and angered the entire country. Soon after, the authorities intervened and instructed the wrestlers to hold off until the police concluded their inquiry.