Wrestlers Protest : Charge-sheet filed against BJP MP Brijbhushan Singh

Brij Bhushan Singh has been accused of sexual harassment by the Delhi Police. Police submitted the 1082-page chargesheet against Mr. Singh to a local court in Delhi. According to Pranav Tayal, deputy police commissioner for New Delhi, the police charged Mr. Singh with violating Sections 354 (assault or use of unlawful force to arouse modesty), 354A (making sexually suggestive comments), and 354D (stalking) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

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Police official declared, “It is not necessary to detain Mr. Singh. In the second instance, there was no corroborating evidence discovered against Mr. Singh. Anurag Thakur, the Union Sports Minister, previously promised Olympic medal-winning wrestlers Bajrang Punia and Sakshee Malikkh that a chargesheet would be filed by June 15.

The Delhi Police has charged Brij Bhushan in a case of sexual harassment

Pranav Tayal, the deputy police commissioner for New Delhi, stated that Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh’s arrest is not essential.

Police submitted the chargesheet to a local court in Delhi

In a 1,082-page charge sheet submitted to a local court against BJP lawmaker and erstwhile Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh and his assistant Vinod Tomar, the Delhi Police have accused former WFI chief of assault, making sexually explicit remarks, and stalking.

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Delhi police charged Mr. Singh under the following sections

Police charged Mr.Singh according to Sections 354 (assault or unlawful force to infuriate modesty), 354A (making sexually colored remarks), and 354D (stalking) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), according to the deputy police commissioner (New Delhi) Pranav Tayal. The Police charged Tomar with violating sections 109, 354, 354A, and 506 of the IPC (criminal intimidation). It’s not necessary to detain the two, according to Tayal.

Police official: “It’s not essential to arrest Mr. Singh”

A second police officer stated that although the accused could receive a maximum sentence of five years in prison, it is not crucial to arrest them even though investigators have discovered evidence against them. Because they have not yet received the information requested from international wrestling federations, the officer added that they may file an additional chargesheet against the defendant.

Delhi Police official’s statement

“It’s just a chargesheet, not a final layout. Therefore, whatever the investigators find after filing the main chargesheet will undoubtedly be included in the supplementary chargesheet(s). Additionally, the laboratories have not yet provided us with the forensic reports for the digital evidence, such as the images, videos, and audio. If they do, we may include their findings in the additional chargesheet,” the second officer said while requesting anonymity.

“No corroborative proof found against Mr. Singh in the second case,” says Delhi Police

Furthermore, the Delhi Police informed a different regional judiciary on Thursday that there was no supporting proof against Singh in the subsequent case submitted against him under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. On July 4, the court will hear the case again.

The Delhi Police took a female wrestler to the wrestling federation’s office

During its investigation into claims of sexual harassment against the wrestling body chief, the Delhi Police on Friday took a female wrestler to their office. A team of female cops accompanied the wrestler. Mr. Singh’s regulated home contains the wrestling federation’s workplace.

The wrestler showed up at the WFI office at 1:30 pm with female police officers. The Police asked the wrestler to reenact the purported assault incident and recollect the locations where she encountered assault during their half-hour stay there.

Government’s attempts to put an end to demonstrations

A chargesheet, in this case, would be filed by June 15, according to Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur, who met Olympic medal-winning wrestlers Bajrang Punia and Sakshee Malikkh on June 7. The wrestlers put their protests on hold after receiving this assurance.

Anurag Thakur also accepted to form a WFI internal complaints panel led by a woman. Under the wrestlers’ demand, the government also agreed to bar Brij Bhushan Singh and his associates from running in elections.

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