Brij Bhushan sexually harassed wrestlers at every opportunity he got, says Delhi Police

The Delhi Police told the court hearing the case against Wrestling Federation of India president Brij Bhushan Singh that he “outraged the modesty” of women wrestlers at every opportunity.

Brij Bhushan Singh
Former WFI president is accused of sexual harassment by several women wrestlers.


The Delhi Police informed a court on Saturday that Wrestling Federation of India chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh “outraged the modesty” of the women wrestlers who filed harassment cases against him at every opportunity. After the chargesheet in the sexual harassment case filed by six female wrestlers was filed, the Rouse Avenue court in Delhi was hearing arguments for the laying of charges against Brij Bhushan.

The Delhi Police’s Additional Public Prosecutor, Atul Srivastava, told the court that the WFI president “knew what he was doing” and intended to offend the wrestlers’ modesty. He further stated that there are three forms of evidence against Sharan Singh that are sufficient to lay charges. A written complaint and two recorded statements are required under Sections 161 (police examination of witnesses) and 164 (statements recorded by a Magistrate) of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC).

Srivastava stated that the court has the authority to file charges against Brij Bhushan Singh. He also refuted the WFI chief’s lawyer’s claim that sanction under Section 188 of the CrPC is required for cases that occurred outside of India.

Atul Srivastava cited an earlier decision and claimed that penalty would be necessary only if all of the acts were committed outside of India. He stated that the breaches occurred in Delhi as well as other locations, hence no sanction was warranted.

Brij Bhushan’s lawyer, Advocate Rajiv Mohan, previously argued that the Delhi court lacks authority to hear cases involving crimes committed outside the country unless such sanction is acquired.

Srivastava further told the court that all of the witnesses in the case indicated Brij Bhushan’s actions were helped and facilitated by the co-accused, Vinod Tomar. Prior to his suspension as WFI’s former extra secretary, Tomar worked closely with Brij Bhushan Singh and oversaw the wrestling organization’s day-to-day operations.


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