Wrestlers protest: The Delhi Police arrived at the residence of Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh in Uttar Pradesh's Gonda on Tuesday. The development comes a day after agitating wrestlers met Union Home Minister Amit Shah, sources said. The police arrived at Singh's residence to record the statements of 12 people in connection with the allegations of sexual harassment against Singh, sources added.
The Delhi Police also collected the names, addresses and identity cards of the people who gave their statements.
Meanwhile, two FIRs have been registered by Delhi Police against Singh on April 28 based on complaints of six adult wrestlers and father of a minor narrating several alleged instances of sexual harassment, inappropriate touching, groping, stalking and intimidation by him at different times and places including in foreign countries, over a decade. The complainants levelled allegations against Singh citing different occasions during championship events as well as WFI office, including in India as well as abroad.
The district administration too has denied permission to BJP MP and Wrestling Federation of India chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, who has been accused of sexual harassment, to hold a rally on June 5.
Singh, however, said he postponed the 'Jan Chetna Maharally' at the Ram Katha Park for "a few days" due to the ongoing police probe into the wrestlers' allegations against him.
Several Olympic and World Championship medal-winning wrestlers, including Sakshi Malik, Vinesh Phogat, Bajrang Punia and Sangeeta Phogat, have been protesting and demanding Singh's arrest for allegedly sexually harassing several female grapplers, including a minor.