WFI sexual harassment row: Women wrestlers move SC

New Delhi, Apr 24 (UNI): Protesting women wrestlers, including Vinesh Phogat and six others, on Monday moved the Supreme Court seeking registration of an FIR against BJP MP and Wrestling Federation of India President Brij Bhushan Sharan, for his alleged involvement in sexual harassment case.

Senior advocate Narendra Hooda made an unlisted mention before the Supreme Court, and requested it to list it for hearing soon. But Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dhananjaya Yeshwant Chadrachud asked him to mention the matter again on Tuesday.


The petition alleged that there is an inordinate delay in the registration of FIR against Sharan even after serious charges including that of Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) have been pressed against him.

The petition sought immediate registration of a First Information Report (FIR) against Sharan.

The plea alleged that repeated requests to Delhi Police fell on deaf ears, after which, the wrestlers knocked on the doors of the Supreme Court seeking an immediate hearing of the case.

The top court will consider on Tuesday whether to grant an urgent hearing in the matter or not.

Related stories:

There is a conspiracy against me: WFI president

Related Articles

Back to top button

Adblock Detected

Kindly Disable Ad Blocker