TOI has learnt that the Rouse Avenue district courtroom decide has summoned the Investigation Officer (IO) in his courtroom on Might 12 and has directed him to file a standing report within the case. After the event, sources knowledgeable the publication that the Delhi Police has began recording the statements of seven ladies wrestlers, who complained of sexual harassment by Singh, underneath Sec 164 of the CrPC act earlier than the Justice of the Peace. Earlier, the police had recorded the statements of complainants underneath Sec 161 of the CrPC, which was not admissible within the courtroom of regulation.
After the Supreme Courtroom had, on Might 4, determined to shut proceedings on the plea of sexual harassment allegations in opposition to Singh, the CJI-led two-judge bench of the apex courtroom had informed the ladies petitioners to both transfer the Justice of the Peace or Delhi Excessive Courtroom with their grievance.
On Might 12, solely the attorneys of the wrestlers will probably be current within the ACMM courtroom in the course of the listening to.
In one other main improvement, the Indian Olympic Affiliation‘s (IOA) two-member ad-hoc committee, in session with the Sports activities Authority of India (SAI), has determined to shift the venue of the ladies’s wrestling nationwide camp from Lucknow to NIS Patiala for all future functions. This was one of many calls for of the protesting ladies wrestlers to carry the nationwide camps, trials and home competitions wherever within the nation, apart from Singh’s house state of Uttar Pradesh the place he wields a substantial clout.
In a press release, the ad-hoc committee additionally knowledgeable that the nationwide camps for males’s freestyle and greco-roman wrestlers will probably be held at SAI centre in Sonepat. “It has been decided that the national camps would be held at SAI Sonepat (men’s greco-roman and freestyle) and SAI Patiala (women’s wrestling) centres in future,” the committee acknowledged.
The committee additionally introduced the dates for choice trials for the Underneath-17 and U-23 Asian wrestling championships, scheduled to be held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan from June 10-18. “The selection trials will be held at SAI’s Sonepat and Patiala centres from May 17 till May 20. While the selection trials for women wrestling and men’s greco-roman wrestlers will be held at SAI Patiala centre, selection trials for men’s freestyle will be held at SAI Sonepat centre. The selection trials will be open to all wrestlers in the respective age and weight categories,” the assertion added.
At Jantar Mantar on Wednesday, the agitating wrestlers, led by Olympians Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat and Sakshi Malik, held a press convention and demanded a lie detector narco take a look at on Singh underneath the supervision of the Supreme Courtroom. Singh, a BJP-strongman and six-time Lok Sabha MP, had claimed innocence throughout a number of information channel interviews and mentioned he was able to face any type of investigation.
“Those speaking in favour of the WFI chief and saying that we are lying, I would say Brij Bhushan should undergo a narco test under the supervision of the Supreme Court. The same goes for the seven women wrestlers who have complained of sexual harassment by him. Whosoever is found guilty, hang them,” mentioned Sakshee, 2016 Rio Olympics bronze medallist.
Vinesh mentioned the wrestlers will put on black armbands on Thursday to register their protest in opposition to alleged inaction by the Delhi police and authorities.
“I appeal to all the individuals and organisations supporting us to come and join us in a black armband protest on Thursday,” mentioned the reigning Asian Video games and CWG champion.
Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist Bajrang mentioned they’d welcome the holding of nationwide camps and competitions by the Indian Olympic Affiliation’s (IOA) two-member ad-hoc committee, mandated to run the day-to-day affairs of the WFI and to carry its elections inside 45 days of its formation. The committee got here into existence on April 27.
“I request the IOA’s ad-hoc committee to organise all the tournaments, because we do not want to hold back wrestling activities. We are not calling wrestlers here (protest site) because their training and preparations will suffer. We laud the formation of the ad-hoc committee. We have major international events such as the Asian Games and Olympic qualifiers coming up. The committee should organise tournaments but not by someone who has serious allegations levelled against him,” he mentioned.