The Delhi police on Friday told the Supreme Court that a case will be filed today against the Wrestling Federation of India chief and BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, after several top wrestlers accused him of sexual harassment.
The wrestlers had approached the SC for an urgent hearing into their request, seeking a case against Singh.
The SC had issued notice to Delhi Police on the wrestlers' request, alleging no case was registered on their charges.
"There are serious allegations made in the petition by protesting wrestlers who have represented India in international games about sexual harassment meted out to them. The matter requires consideration by this court," said a bench led by Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud.
Wrestlers' decision to stay put until a case filed against Singh
This development came after the wrestlers, who are protesting at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar, unanimously decided to stay put until a case is lodged into the matter. Among them are award winning wrestlers like Bajrang Punia, Sakshi Malik, Vinesh Phogat, etc.
WFI chief denies the allegation levelled against him
Singh, however, has denied the sexual misconduct allegations and asserted in a video posted on Thursday that he will fight to prove that he is innocent.
The protesting wrestlers have also sought time from PM Modi to discuss the charges against the BJP MP.
Wrestlers seek time from PM Modi
Earlier during a press conference Olympian Sakshi Malik while referring to the PM's monthly radio programme said, "PM Modi sir talks about 'Beti Bachao' and 'Beti Padhao', and listens to everyone's 'Mann Ki Baat'. Can't he listen to our 'mann ki baat'?"
India's top wrestlers first took to the streets in January against Singh but, withdrew their protest following an assurance by Union Minister Anurag Thakur.
However, they returned to Delhi's Jantar Mantar with fresh protests this week, alleging no action was taken on their charges.
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