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Wrestlers Protest: Delhi court seeks status report from cops, next hearing on May 12

New Delhi: The Delhi’s Rouse Avenue Court sought a status report from Delhi Police over actions taken so far on the matter of sexual assault charges against the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. The grapplers have accused the Delhi Polcie of inaction saying that despite the FIR being registered, no arrest […]

Edited By : Pranjal Gupta | Updated: May 10, 2023 16:43 IST
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New Delhi: The Delhi’s Rouse Avenue Court sought a status report from Delhi Police over actions taken so far on the matter of sexual assault charges against the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.

The grapplers have accused the Delhi Polcie of inaction saying that despite the FIR being registered, no arrest has been made yet. They also said the statements of any of the victim were not recoded, reported media reports.

The next hearing will take place on May 12.

Meanwhile, the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal has summoned the Deputy Commissioner of Police of New Delhi district regarding the failure to arrest the accused.

It has asked the DGP to present before the commission on May 12 with the report regarding all the actions that have been taken in the matter.

Protest Continued, Gains Support From Khap Panchayat

The top wrestlers have continued their protest against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh accusing the latter of sexually assaulting female athletes including minor ones.

In the latest, the wrestling protestors have recieved support from the Khap Mahapanchayat who on Sunday issued an ultimatum to the Centre for taking action against Brij Bhushan till May 20 or else they will take a big decision on May 21.

 

First published on: May 10, 2023 04:43 PM IST

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