Wrestlers vs WFI: Mary Kom to lead govt-appointed Oversight Committee to manage day-to-day affairs of wrestling body

Olympic Boxer Mary Kom has been asked to lead the panel against the charges of sexual harassment against WFI chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Monday, January 23, 2023, 04:13 PM IST
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As the government struggles to quell the scandal between the wrestlers and Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh following accusations of sexual harassment against the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief, Olympic Boxer Mary Kom has been asked to lead an Oversight Committee against the charges.

Olympic medallist Yogeshwar Dutt, Dhyanchand awardee Trupti Murgunde, SAI member Radhica Sreeman and ex-CEO TOPS Cdr Rajesh Rajagopalan (Retd) also part of the committee.

Sharan has been accused of sexually harassing women wrestlers and working like a dictator by some of the country's top wrestlers, including Vinesh Phogat, Bajrang Punia, Sakshi Malik and Ravi Dahiya

Earlier today the under-fire WFI chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh moved Delhi High Court against allegations of sexual harassment by top Indian grapplers. . The sports ministry had said on Saturday it had asked the WFI to suspend "all ongoing activities with immediate effect", including the Ranking Tournament in Gonda, UP, the federation president Sharan's stronghold.

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