Wrestlers Protest: Delhi Rouse Avenue court on Thursday granted regular bail to Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) outgoing chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh and Federation’s assistant secretary Vinod Tomar Singh in the sexual harassment case.
The accused in the harassment case were granted bail by the court, subject to several conditions. The court ruled that the accused must not attempt to influence the complainants or witnesses, either directly or indirectly. Furthermore, the court prohibited the accused from leaving the country without prior permission.
During the hearing, which commenced at 12:30, the Delhi Police lawyer neither opposed nor supported the bail application. After considering all arguments presented during the proceedings, the court made its verdict announcement at 4 pm.
Earlier, on July 18, the court had granted a 2-day interim bail to Brij Bhushan and Vinod Tomar, both of whom are suspended assistant secretaries of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI), in connection with the case.
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Harjeet Singh granted bail to Singh on a personal bond of Rs 25,000.
The case against the accused, a six-time MP, was registered on June 15 following a complaint filed by women wrestlers. The charges against the accused include sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 354A (sexual harassment), 354D (stalking), and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Similarly, Tomar was charged with offences under IPC sections 109 (abetment of any offence, if the act abetted is committed in consequence, and where no express provision is made for its punishment), 354, 354A, and 506 (criminal intimidation).