Updated: Mon, 23 Jan 2023 03:51 PM IST
MARY Kom will head the oversight committee, that will be investigating the allegations put up by the wrestlers on the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, who has been levelled for serious charges of sexual harassment.
Speaking about the same, Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur on Monday said, "Oversight Committee has been formed today. Mary Kom will head the Oversight Committee. For the coming month, the committee will investigate the allegations put up by the wrestler," as quoted by the news agency ANI.
Oversight Committee has been formed today. Mary Kom will head the Oversight Committee. For the coming month, the committee will investigate the allegations put up by the wrestlers: Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur pic.twitter.com/C2KkkrXXI2
— ANI (@ANI) January 23, 2023
Meanwhile, earlier the day, a petition was moved in Delhi High Court, against players or wrestlers, who recently staged a protest against Brij Bhushan, alleging that the former have completely misused the sexual harassment laws by making them a mockery of justice.
The plea also said that if any player had undergone sexual harassment, they must have acted in accordance with the law through police and courts etc.
The plea also seeks direction for the registration of FIR against players including Vinesh Phogat, Bajrang Punia etc for allegedly abusing the process of law by putting the WFI chief under extortion for making him resign.
Lawyer Sharikasnt Prasad after filing the plea stated that the petitioner in the matter is Vicky, who lives at 21, Ashoka Road, the official residence of Member of Parliament Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, and is working as his cook.
The plea further alleged that protestor players have crossed their limits to tarnish the reputation and dignity of the Brij Bhushan by publicly making serious allegations of sexual harassment of women wrestlers.
(With inputs from ANI)