The Delhi Police today reached the home of Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh in Gonda, Uttar Pradesh. According to the specifics, the police showed up at Singh’s house to interrogate 12 persons, including the supporters, about the charges of sexual harassment against him.
The Delhi Police gathered the names, addresses, and identification cards of the witnesses at the scene for evidence.
In relation to the sexual harassment claims made against the WFI chief, 137 people have so far given statements to the Special Investigation Team (SIT). However, it was unknown if Singh was also questioned by the police at his home.
The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, which carries a maximum seven-year prison sentence upon conviction, was cited in one of the two FIRs the Delhi Police had previously filed against the WFI chief on April 28 at the Connaught Place police station.
He was charged in the FIRs that were filed in response to a Supreme Court decision under several Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections, including assaulting a lady to violate her modesty (section 354), sexual harassment (354A), and stalking (354D), all of which carry two- to three-year prison sentences.
Additionally, some of the complainants said Singh approached them while promising to help them in their jobs in exchange for sexual favours.
Singh has refuted every accusation and stated that if even one of them is found to be true, he will hang himself.
Meanwhile, yesterday wrestlers Sakhee Mallik and Bajrang Punia returned to their jobs in railways. They said, they will continue the protest but also do their jobs. This comes after meeting with Home Minister Amit Shah at his residence on Saturday night where wrestlers raise their demands against WFI chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.
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