NEW DELHI: The Delhi police on Wednesday stated that it did not find ‘sufficient evidence’ to arrest WFI chief Brij Bhushan Singh.
“Till now, we have not found sufficient evidence to arrest Brij Bhushan Singh. Within 15 days we’ll be filing our report in court. It could be in the form of chargesheet or final report. There is no supportive evidence to prove wrestlers’ claim said a top officer from the Delhi police.
They further added, “The sections of POCSO added in FIR has less than Seven years imprisonment, so Investigating Officer cannot proceed with arrest as demanded by the accused. Neither he is influencing the witness nor he is destroying the evidence.”
Ace grapplers Sakshi Malik, Bajrang Punia and Asian Games gold medallist Vinesh Phogat went to Har ki Pauri on Tuesday to protest the inaction against the WFI chief who has allegedly sexually harassed several women
Accompanied by hundreds of supporters, they gathered on the banks of the Ganga in Haridwar threatening to immerse their World and Olympic medals in the holy river, but refrained after being convinced by Khap and farmer leaders who sought five days to address their grievances.
Meanwhile, responding to the threat that the athletes were planning to throw their medals, Brij Bhushan responded saying that the charges against him are already being probed by the Delhi Police.
Interacting with the media reporters on Tuesday he said, “The matter is under investigation by the Delhi Police. If there’s any truth to the charges (levelled against him by the wrestlers), an arrest will be made.”