The former head of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI), Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, has not been cleared by the oversight panel in a sexual harassment case, according to Delhi police. This information was presented to Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Harjeet Singh Jaspal during a discussion about whether to press charges against Singh.
Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, who is also a BJP MP, stands accused of sexually harassing multiple female wrestlers. The oversight committee, established by the government to look into these allegations, did not absolve him. The committee’s role was to provide recommendations rather than make a final decision, as explained by the public prosecutor in court. Singh was present for these proceedings.
The Union Sports Ministry had set up an oversight committee led by Indian boxing legend M C Mary Kom to investigate the accusations made by the women wrestlers against Singh following their protest in the national capital. The report from this investigation has not been made public, but a copy was provided to the Delhi police who are investigating the allegations against Singh.
The Delhi police will continue its arguments on the charges against Singh on September 23.