A Delhi court on Thursday said that it will start hearing arguments from August 9 on framing of charges against Bharatiya Janata Party MP and former Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh in connection with the sexual harassment case of female wrestlers.
The Delhi Police in its chargesheet against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh have claimed that be it India or abroad, the powerful politician sexually harassed women wrestlers on multiple occasions.
The chargesheet was filed under IPC sections 354, 354D, 345A and 506 (1) over allegations of sexual harassment charges against Brij Bhushan and one other person.
Padma Shri winner and Olympic bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt on Friday expressed his disappointment over reports that the Indian Olympic Association's (IOA) ad hoc committee has decided to exempt protesting wrestlers from the initial trials.
With proliferation of TV and internet, people in the remotest village are aware of the finer points of all popular sports and games; budding athletes hone their skills by watching TV and YouTube. Sports academies that teach shooting, wrestling, boxing etc. have proliferated in the hinterlands, bringing millions of not-so-rich boys and girls into the sporting mainstream. Big bucks in sports are an added incentive. With such a vast pool of talent, and the considerable monetary incentives, Indian sportspersons are beginning to be noticed internationally
Investigators in the wrestlers' case will soon submit chats, videos and statements of over 150 witnesses in court, a Delhi Police source said on Wednesday.