Ex-WFI boss not acquitted by top panel in sexual assault case: Police

Former WFI chief and BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, accused of sexually harassing several women wrestlers, was not cleared by the vigilance committee set up by the government to probe the allegations against him, Delhi Police told a district court on Saturday . The police submitted the submission before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Harjeet Singh Jaspal during the argument on whether to file charges against Singh in the case.

“Singh was not exonerated by the oversight committee. The committee had given recommendations, not the decision,” the public prosecutor told the court.

Singh appeared in court during the case.

The Union Sports Ministry had set up an oversight committee headed by Indian boxing great MC Mary Kom to look into the allegations leveled by women wrestlers against Singh following their protest in the national capital.

Its report was not made public, but a copy was given to the Delhi Police, which is investigating the allegations against Singh.

The Delhi Police will resume its arguments on charges against Singh on September 23.

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