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Delhi Court Frames Charges Against BJP MP for Wrestlers’ Harassment

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New Delhi: Trouble is mounting for Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, former president of the Wrestling Federation of India, as a Delhi court declared on Friday that there is sufficient evidence to frame sexual harassment charges against him.

The Delhi court has directed the framing of sexual harassment charges against Brij Bhushan Singh, following a case filed by female wrestlers. The BJP leader is also facing allegations of outraging the modesty of women.

This marks the conclusion of a long-standing case, during which wrestlers staged protests on the streets of Delhi twice last year. On June 15, 2023, the Delhi Police filed a chargesheet against Brij Bhushan Sharan under sections 354, 354 (A), and 354 (D) of the Indian Penal Code.

The chargesheet includes witness accounts that support the wrestlers’ complaints, describing “physically inappropriate gestures” by Brij Bhushan. Two FIRs were filed, one of which was under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. However, a cancellation report has been filed for the minor wrestler’s case.

The Delhi Police have included charges against Brij Bhushan and Vinod Tomar, the former assistant secretary of the wrestling federation, for various offenses under IPC sections.

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