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Wrestlers Protest: Delhi Police detain wrestler Geeta Phogat at Haryana border

New Delhi: Delhi Police on Thursday evening detained wrestler Geeta Phogat and her husband at Delhi-Haryana Border. They were on their way to meet protesting wrestlers at Jantar Mantar.  Geeta in a tweet said, ” Delhi Police have arrested me and my husband, very sad.” मुझे और मेरे पति पवन सरोहा को दिल्ली पुलिस ने […]

Edited By : Aditya Singh | Updated: May 5, 2023 12:36 IST
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Geeta Phogat Detained

New Delhi: Delhi Police on Thursday evening detained wrestler Geeta Phogat and her husband at Delhi-Haryana Border. They were on their way to meet protesting wrestlers at Jantar Mantar. 

Geeta in a tweet said, ” Delhi Police have arrested me and my husband, very sad.”

Later she Posted a Video and said, ” I have been stopped to go to Jantar Mantar to meet my brothers and sisters, Police are saying you have two options either you go home or come to the police station,” she tweeted. 

Earlier, Wrestlers protest slewed late at night on Wednesday when cops allegedly ‘misbehaved’ with athletes protesting at Jantar Mantar in Delhi against the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.

“We will return all the medals won at the international level and those given by the government. To what level, will we tolerate the humiliation? We are being humiliated, dragged to the ground,” said Vinesh Phogat.

Talking to a media person grappler Bajrang Punia said, “They did not respect that we are Padam Shri Awardee and treated us like that. They were drunk and misbehaved with us.”

“If this is how the wrestlers will be treated, what will we do with the medals? Rather we will live a normal life and return all the medals and awards to the Indian Government. Nation’s daughters and sisters are begging for mercy on roads and nobody cares yet,” he added.

Also Read: Wrestlers Protest: ‘Will return medals to go back to normal life,’ say Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat

First published on: May 04, 2023 08:23 PM IST

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