WFI chief ‘liable to be prosecuted, punished for offences’ of sexual harassment, molestation, stalking: Chargesheet

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NEW DELHI: The Delhi Police chargesheet filed against former WFI chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh stated that one complainant had mentioned six places where she felt she was molested by him.

Chargesheet stated that based on the investigation so far, Brij Bhushan Singh was “liable to be prosecuted and punished for offences” of sexual harassment, molestation and stalking.

A total of 21 witnesses have given their statements against Singh. Six of them have given their statements under CRPC 164.

Delhi Police chargesheet stated that based on the “investigation so far,” of the complaints by six top wrestlers, Singh was “liable to be prosecuted and punished for offences” of sexual harassment, molestation and stalking.

Among the list of witnesses, two have also corroborated the statement of the victim.

Chargesheet stated that witnesses in the matter have mentioned that they also saw the physical wrong gesture of the then Wrestling Federation of India president.

Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh has been recently summoned by the trial Court on July 18.

Last week, Delhi’s Rouse Avenue court issued summon to him after taking cognizance of the charge sheet against him in a sexual harassment case.
Delhi police had filed a chargesheet against Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh and Vinod Tomar on June 15. This case was lodged on a complaint lodged by women wrestlers.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Harjeet Singh Jaspal issued summons to Singh and Tomar after taking Cognizance of the charge sheet.
The chargesheet has been filed under sections 354, 354D, 345A & 506 (1) of IPC, said Special Public Prosecutor Atul Srivastava.

In the wrestlers matter, two FIRs were registered against Singh on the basis of the wrestlers’ complaints.

One was registered under POCSO Act and a cancellation report has been filed in the case of a minor wrestler. The second FIR was filed on the complaint of several wrestlers.

In Patiala House Court, Delhi Police filed Cancellation Report citing lack of evidence on POCSO matter.

Delhi Police on June 15 filed a report recommending the cancellation of the POCSO case against the former WF chief. This comes after the minor, who had accused the BJP MP of sexual harassment changed her statement. There was no collaborative evidence in the case, Delhi Police said.

In both matters, Delhi Police officials had said that in the FIR registered by the wrestlers, after completion of investigation, we are filing a chargesheet for the offences under sections 354, 354A , 354D IPC against accused Brijbhushan Sharan Singh and for offences under sections109/ 354/354A/506 IPC against accused Vinod Tomar before the Rouse Avenue Court, said Suman Nalwa, PRO, Delhi Police.

In the POCSO matter, after completion of investigation, we have submitted a police report under section 173 Cr PC requesting for a cancellation of the case based upon statements of the complainant i.e., the father of the victim and the victim herself, added Delhi police. (ANI)

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