February 2, 2023
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New Delhi:

Sports Minister Anurag Thakur on Friday cautioned Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh in opposition to going to media or making any assertion within the #MeToo allegations in opposition to him as it’ll complicate issues, NDTV has learnt.

Mr Thakur who met the protesting wrestlers for 4 hours (10pm-2am) with none headway yesterday, is ready to satisfy the grapplers once more in the present day.  

“If I speak, there will be a tsunami… I am not here because of someone’s help, I have been elected by the people,” Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh informed reporters in Uttar Pradesh’s Gonda earlier within the day.

Sources have informed NDTV that no costs could be filed in opposition to the wrestling physique chief but as no particular criticism has been filed in opposition to him.

The protesting wrestlers in the present day, in a letter addressed to Indian Olympic Association chief PT Usha, demanded formation of an inquiry committee to probe the allegations of sexual harassment in opposition to Mr Singh. They added that these complaints have been made by a number of younger wrestlers.

Vinesh Phogat has agreed to disclose the id of the victims to India Olympic Association committee.

“Vinesh Phogat was mentally harassed and tortured by the WFI chief after she missed out on an Olympic medal in Tokyo. She almost contemplated suicide,” mentioned the letter signed by 5 wrestlers, together with Tokyo Olympics medallists Ravi Dahiya and Bajrang Punia.

The wrestlers reiterated their demand that the wrestling federation be disbanded and its chief be sacked.

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