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Big Court Setback For Brij Bhushan Ex WFI Body Chief

Big Court Setback For Brij Bhushan Ex WFI Body Chief

A Delhi court's recent decision dealt a significant blow to Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, the former Wrestling Federation of India chief, ordering the framing of charges against him in connection with sexual harassment allegations raised by female wrestlers. The court, citing ample evidence, greenlit the commencement of trial proceedings against Singh.

This ruling, issued by the Rouse Avenue court, follows the Bharatiya Janata Party's decision to replace Singh, currently serving as the MP for Uttar Pradesh's Kaiserganj, with his son Karan Bhushan Singh as the constituency's candidate.

The charges to be framed against Singh include sections 354 (outraging a woman's modesty), 354-A (sexual harassment), and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code. The Delhi Police had previously filed a chargesheet against Singh under these sections, along with an additional charge of 354D (stalking), on June 15 of the previous year.

Additionally, the court directed charges to be framed against Vinod Tomar, former assistant secretary of the Federation, under Section 506.

The ruling further stipulated that Singh would face charges related to sexual harassment from five wrestlers, while absolving him of the allegations made by the sixth. These charges have stirred significant controversy, sparking public outcry and protests led by prominent athletes such as Olympic medallists Sakshee Malikkh and Bajrang Punia, as well as Commonwealth Games and Asian Games medallist Vinesh Phogat.

Big Court Setback For Brij Bhushan Ex WFI Body Chief

Big Court Setback For Brij Bhushan Ex WFI Body Chief

A Delhi court's recent decision dealt a significant blow to Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, the former Wrestling Federation of India chief, ordering the framing of charges against him in connection with sexual harassment allegations raised by female wrestlers. The court, citing ample evidence, greenlit the commencement of trial proceedings against Singh.

This ruling, issued by the Rouse Avenue court, follows the Bharatiya Janata Party's decision to replace Singh, currently serving as the MP for Uttar Pradesh's Kaiserganj, with his son Karan Bhushan Singh as the constituency's candidate.

The charges to be framed against Singh include sections 354 (outraging a woman's modesty), 354-A (sexual harassment), and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code. The Delhi Police had previously filed a chargesheet against Singh under these sections, along with an additional charge of 354D (stalking), on June 15 of the previous year.

Additionally, the court directed charges to be framed against Vinod Tomar, former assistant secretary of the Federation, under Section 506.

The ruling further stipulated that Singh would face charges related to sexual harassment from five wrestlers, while absolving him of the allegations made by the sixth. These charges have stirred significant controversy, sparking public outcry and protests led by prominent athletes such as Olympic medallists Sakshee Malikkh and Bajrang Punia, as well as Commonwealth Games and Asian Games medallist Vinesh Phogat.

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