Ready for lie detector test if Phogat, Punia take it too: Brij Bhushan Singh

The WFI chief who has been accused of sexual harassment by a section of wrestlers has been refuting the allegations and demanding proof against it

WFI President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh
Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh is facing sexual harassment claims I File Photo

BJP MP and WFI chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, who has been accused by several wrestlers of sexual harassment, has said that he is ready to undergo a narco test if Vinesh Phogat and Bajrang Punia, two of the wrestlers who have been at the forefront of the protest demanding his arrest, take it too.

“I am ready to undergo narco test, polygraph test or lie detector test, but my condition is that Vinesh Phogat and Bajrang Punia should also take them with me. If both the wrestlers agree for the same, call a press conference and make announcement. I promise them that I am ready for the test,” Singh posted on Facebook in Hindi.

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“I stand by my word even today and promise the countrymen to remain steadfast forever. Jai Shri Ram,” Singh added.

Prominent wrestlers, including Phogat, Punia and Sakshi Malik, are protesting at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar since April 23, accusing the BJP MP from Kaiserganj in Uttar Pradesh of sexual exploitation.

The MP also held a public meeting in this Uttar Pradesh district on Sunday.

Speaking at the meeting, he said, “I don’t understand that the children for whose success I sacrificed everything, have become toys of politics today”.

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“Even after four months, they do not have any audio, video or any other recording to prove allegations against me. Story after story is being told. They should know that the whole country is angry today. People of all castes and religions are standing with me,” Singh claimed.

Delhi Police is currently investigating the case after filing an FIR against Singh on the orders of the Supreme Court. In the meantime, the Sports Ministry has cancelled all activities of the wrestling federation with immediate effect till the investigation into the allegations of the wrestlers is completed.

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(With inputs from agencies)