New Delhi: The top Indian wrestler, who had earlier this year protested against the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief and other trainers accusing them of sexual harassment of women wrestlers, has filed a fresh police complaint and has once again come out for a protest at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar.
Seven women wrestlers have lodged a complaint of sexual harassment against federation chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh at Connaught Place police station in central Delhi.
Vinesh Phogat, the first Indian woman wrestler to win gold in both Commonwealth and Asian Games, said, “We will not trust anyone blindly. Last time we were misled. We hope that this time there will be no politics in this matter.”
The protesters also said that this time they will not refuse anyone and politicians who want to support their protest can come and join it. In January, protesters had requested Left leader Brinda Karat to leave the stage.
Olympic medallist Bajrang Punia said all parties, be it BJP, Congress, AAP, or any other party, are welcome to join the protest this time. They are not affiliated to any party.
In this case, the Delhi Police has sought an investigation report from the Sports Ministry Committee. The Sports Ministry’s committee is already investigating the allegations of women wrestlers. According to Delhi Police sources, the report of the committee is awaited.
The committee has also recorded the statements of all the wrestlers. Seven women wrestlers have filed a complaint of physical abuse against Wrestling Association of India (WFI) president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh at Delhi’s Connaught Place police station. However, the Delhi Police has not registered any case yet.