New Delhi: Personnel of the Delhi Police reached the residence of Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh in Uttar Pradesh’s Gonda on Tuesday to investigate the FIR lodged against him. According to sources, police recorded the statements of 12 people there in connection with the allegations of sexual harassment against the WFI chief.
The police also interrogated some supporters of the WFI chief.
The Special Investigation Team (SIT) has so far recorded the statements of a total of 137 people in connection with the sexual harassment allegations against the WFI chief.
Whether Brij Bhusan was interrogated or not is not known.
Because of the intervention of the Supreme Court, on April 28, the Delhi Police registered two FIRs against the WFI chief. One of them was on the basis of a complaint from the father of a minor wrestler invoking POCSO Act.
The FIRs registered following a Supreme Court order have charged him under various Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections, including assaulting a woman to outrage her modesty (section 354), sexual harassment (354A) and stalking (354D), which are punishable with jail terms of two-three years.
Some of the complainants also alleged that Singh made advances to seek “sexual favours”, promising to help them in their careers.
But Brij Bhusan has denied all the charges and said he will hang himself even if a single allegation is proven against him.