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Wrestlers Protest: New twist in case, Delhi Police deletes tweets denying claims of clean chit to Brij Bhushan Singh

Wrestlers Protest: In an interesting twist to the wrestlers case, the Delhi Police on Wednesday night retracted its denial of giving clean chit to embattled Wrestling Federation of India chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh in sexual harassment cases filed by women wrestlers. It is noted that the new turn came when Farmers’ leader Rakesh Tikait […]

Edited By : Divya Richa | Updated: Jun 2, 2023 12:48 IST
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Wrestlers Protest: In an interesting twist to the wrestlers case, the Delhi Police on Wednesday night retracted its denial of giving clean chit to embattled Wrestling Federation of India chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh in sexual harassment cases filed by women wrestlers.

It is noted that the new turn came when Farmers’ leader Rakesh Tikait called a ‘Maha Panchayat’ in Uttar Pradesh’s Soram village on Thursday to discuss the future action in wrestlers protest.

Meanwhile Brij Bhushan Singh said, “if a single allegation against me is proven, I will hang myself. If you (wrestlers) have any evidence, present it to the court, and I am ready to accept any punishment.”
Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur said, “Wrestlers should wait for Delhi Police to conclude their investigation and not take any steps that may cause harm to the sport or aspiring wrestlers. We all are in favour of the sport and sportspersons.”

However, Delhi Police posted a series of posts on Twitter to deny such claims. However, a few hours later the tweets were deleted, creating a lot of confusion as their tweets made rounds in the social media by then.

The now-deleted tweet read, “Several media channels are running a story that the Delhi Police hasn’t found sufficient evidence in the cases registered against the Ex-President of WFI and a final report in the matter is due to be submitted before the concerned court. It is to clarify that this news is ‘wrong’ and the investigation into this sensitive case is under progress with all sensitivity.”

Later on Delhi Police spokesperson told the media that an investigation on the case is still underway and they can’t speak on the evidence due to the same. An official update will follow once the investigation is over.

Meanwhile, Union sports minister Anurag Thakur said they are adhering to all the demands of the wrestlers while adding that necessary action will be taken once Delhi Police files the charge sheet on the case.

 

First published on: Jun 02, 2023 12:13 PM IST

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