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‘Filed false sexual harassment case against WFI chief’: Father of minor wrestler in big revelation

Father of the minor wrestler said they filed a false complaint case against Brij bhushan as they were angry for her defeat in U17 trials held in 2022.

The father of a minor wrestler, who had accused Brij Bhushan of molestation and sexual harassment, has revealed filing a false sexual harassment case against former WFI chief Brij Bhusan. The father was hoping to seek revenge for an injustice against his daughter in U-17 selection trials last year.

Following a defeat in the final of the U-17 Asian Championships selection trials last year, the father revealed that he deliberately filed a false police complaint after being upset about the fact that his daughter failed to make the national team.


“One-year hard work had gone down the drain,” the father was quoted as saying when asked why he was upset. Recalling that final bout he also added, “The match was against a Delhi wrestler. The UWW and WFI rules were not followed (in the bout). I have no grudge against the Delhi wrestler. She is also like my daughter but the referee who was also from Delhi deliberately defeated my daughter.”

The father also took action by blaming Brij Bhushan for his daughter’s defeat since he was the chief of the wrestling federation, that appointed the referee.

Two FIRs were filed by the Delhi Police against Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh; IPC Sections 354, 354A, 354D, and 34, and the second one, based on the minor’s father’s complaint, also invokes Section 10 of the POCSO Act.

“Now that interactions have started, the government has promised fair enquiry into my daughter’s defeat (in Asian U17 championship trials) last year, so it is also my duty that I rectify my mistake,” he said. The Delhi Police has over 200 recorded statements in connection with the case, and will file a chargesheet in the case by June 15, as per the assurance given by Sports Minister Anurag Thakur.


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