New Delhi: One Olympian, a Commonwealth gold medallist, an international referee and a state-level coach have corroborated the allegations of at least three female wrestlers against Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief. They are 4 of the 125 potential witnesses across four states whose statements have been recorded by Delhi Police.
Meanwhile, Aam Admi Party tweeted about the accused in a tweet. “Achievements of BJP MP Bhushan Singh to feel entitled for immunity from Modi Govt.”, tweeted the party.
Amid increasingly dire warnings by top Indian wrestlers about the pace of the sexual harassment investigation against the WFI chief, members of the 1983 World cup-winning cricket team urged the athletes not to take any extreme steps like throwing their hard-earned medals into holy Ganga.
“We are distressed and disturned at the unseemly visuals of our champion wrestlers being manhandled. We are also most concerned that they are thinking of dumping their hard-earned medals into the river Ganga”, read the statement released by 1983 World Cup winning team led by legendary skipper Kapil Dev and icons like Sunil Gavaskar and Mohinder Amarnath.
Elite wrestlers Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik, and Bajrang Punia have been leading the protests, demanding the arrest of WFI chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh for the alleged sexual exploitation of women wrestlers.