Union Minister Anurag Thakur Urges Wrestlers To Finish Protest: Have Religion In Regulation


They need to place confidence in our regulation and order, mentioned Anurag Thakur. (FILE)

Hamirpur (Himachal Pradesh):

Union Minister Anurag Thakur on Sunday requested the protesting wrestlers to finish their protest and present religion in regulation and order, stating that the Supreme Courtroom has given its judgement and the Delhi Police can be recording statements within the matter.

A number of ace wrestlers together with Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat and Sakshee Mallik have been protesting on the Jantar Mantar accusing the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh of sexual harassment and demanding his arrest.

“The committee was fashioned, and their issues have been additionally heard. An ad-hoc committee has been fashioned to start out the day-to-day working of the Wrestling Federation by the Indian Olympic Affiliation (IOA). Trials have additionally began for athletes,” the Union Sports activities Minister informed the reporters in Hamirpur.

He added, “Supreme Courtroom has given its judgement. Delhi Police has additionally registered an FIR and is recording statements. The Justice of the Peace can be registering statements. They need to place confidence in our regulation and order and finish their protest.”

Earlier on April 24, The Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports activities introduced that the Indian Olympic Affiliation (IOA) might be forming an ad-hoc committee to conduct the elections for the Govt Committee of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) inside 45 days of its formation, to handle day-to-day affairs of the physique, together with the choice of athletes and making entries for the participation of gamers in worldwide occasions.

This committee might be functioning for an interim interval until a brand new Govt Committee takes cost.

On the grievance of the protesting wrestlers, a Delhi Police group went to Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka and Haryana to gather all of the proof in opposition to Wrestling Federation of India president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.

A number of ladies wrestlers got here out in opposition to the WFI chief, accusing him of sexual harassment. The protesting wrestlers proceed to camp outdoors the Jantar Mantar within the nationwide capital, demanding the arrest of Singh, a BJP MP, and his removing from the wrestling federation.

Delhi Police can be in contact with overseas companies to search out out extra concerning the allegations he confronted on his abroad visits. The police have collected images and movies as proof from totally different locations.

Delhi Police on Friday filed a standing report on the appliance moved by lady wrestlers in an alleged offence of sexual offence levelled in opposition to WFI Chief and BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. The courtroom was additionally knowledgeable {that a} Particular Investigation Group (SIT) has been fashioned to analyze the matter.

Delhi Police filed two FIRs on April 28 following the discover by the Supreme Courtroom.

Earlier this 12 months, distinguished wrestlers got here ahead to steer a protest in opposition to the WFI chief, following which Union Minister Anurag Thakur, introduced the formation of an ‘oversight committee’ to probe allegations in opposition to the WFI, Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh and a few coaches.

On April 23, ace wrestlers Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat and Sakshee Mallik returned to the protest website at Jantar Mantar, claiming that six ladies wrestlers, and a minor, filed a sexual harassment grievance in opposition to Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh at Connaught Place Police Station however Delhi Police didn’t register an FIR.

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