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1,150 plus activists issue statements over Delhi Police action on Wrestlers

New Delhi: A group of more than 1,150 activists, retired civil servants, lawyers and others on Monday issued a statement against Delhi Police’s action on protesting wrestlers on May 28.  They all demanded that Brij Bhusan Sharan Singh would be arrested soon and that detained wrestlers should release immediately.  Parliamentarian Jawhar Sircar, Hannan Mollah, Subhashini […]

Edited By : Aditya Singh | Updated: May 29, 2023 20:57 IST
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New Delhi: A group of more than 1,150 activists, retired civil servants, lawyers and others on Monday issued a statement against Delhi Police’s action on protesting wrestlers on May 28. 

They all demanded that Brij Bhusan Sharan Singh would be arrested soon and that detained wrestlers should release immediately. 

Parliamentarian Jawhar Sircar, Hannan Mollah, Subhashini Ali, former Civil servants Abhijit Sen Gupta, and Aditi Mehta are among the signatories. 

Earlier on May 28, top wrestlers Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malikkh and other grapplers who tried to head towards the new Parliament building in the national capital were detained on Sunday citing security reasons.

As they were being dragged and shoved into the vans, the grapplers said they did not know where they were being taken to. Bajrang Punia accused the Delhi Police and said the latter did what they could instead of arresting WFI chief and BJP chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.

The wrestlers held the protest against the WFI chief alleging that Brij Bhushan sexually assaulted female coaches and athletes.

The Police said the protestors violated the law and order as Section 144 was imposed there.

Also Read: Wrestlers Protest: Vinesh Phogat, Bajrang Punia other grapplers detained as they head towards new Parliament

First published on: May 29, 2023 08:57 PM IST

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