Wrestlers protest against WFI chief
The wrestlers said they are surprised that PM Modi felicitates them and clicks pictures with them when they win medals but now he has turned a blind eye to their plight when they are on road, seeking justice. Photo: Twitter/Vinesh Phogat

NCW seeks report from Delhi police on sexual harassment charges against WFI chief

National Commission for Women (NCW) chairperson Rekha Sharma on Thursday said she has sought an action taken report from the Delhi Police Commissioner on the sexual harassment complaint filed by women wrestlers against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.

“We are not talking to the media doesn’t mean we are not doing anything about it. We have written to the commissioner of Delhi Police, asking for an action taken report. We have also asked them why they have not registered an FIR,” Sharma told PTI on the sidelines of an anti-trafficking workshop in Srinagar.

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She said the commission has received a complaint and acted on it. “There were security issues of the complainants also involved as they did not want their names to be given out. That’s why we did not talk to the media about it,” Sharma added.

The country’s top wrestlers, including Bajrang Punia, Sakshi Malik and Vinesh Phogat, are on a sit-in protest at Jantar Mantar in Delhi since Sunday, demanding public disclosure of the findings of the oversight panel that investigated the sexual harassment allegations against Singh.

Following allegations of sexual harassment and intimidation against Brij Bhushan by the top wrestlers, the sports ministry had formed the six-member oversight committee headed by Olympic medallist boxer MC Mary Kom to run the affairs of WFI and probe into the matter.

(With Agency inputs)

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