In a recent development, the Delhi Police announced on Wednesday that they have not yet found sufficient evidence to arrest Brij Bhushan Singh, the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief, in connection with the allegations made by wrestlers. According to top sources within the Delhi Police, there is a lack of supportive evidence to substantiate the claims made by the wrestlers.
Delhi Police further added,
“The sections of POCSO added in FIR has less than Seven years imprisonment, so Investigating Officer cannot proceed with arrest as demanded by the accused. Neither he is influencing the witness nor he is destroying the evidence.”
They further stated that they will be filing their report in court within the next 15 days, which could be in the form of a chargesheet or final report.
This announcement came after Olympic medallists Sakshi Malik, Bajrang Punia, and Asian Games gold medallist Vinesh Phogat, along with hundreds of supporters, protested at Har ki Pauri on Tuesday. The wrestlers decided to immerse their World and Olympic medals in the holy river Ganga.
However, Khap leader Naresh Tikait convinced the wrestlers to give five days to address their grievances. After an hour and 45 minutes, the wrestlers heeded the leaders’ advice and returned, refraining from taking such an extreme step.
Earlier, on May 28, the Delhi Police detained the wrestlers and filed FIRs against them for violating law and order regulations.
As the investigation continues, all eyes are on the Delhi Police’s upcoming report, which will shed more light on the allegations against the WFI chief.