Fri, 20 Jan 2023 08:45 PM IST
INDIAN Olympic Association (IOA) on Friday formed a seven-member committee including boxer Mary Kom and wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt that will probe the allegations of sexual harassment against the Wrestling Federation of India president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.
"Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has formed a seven-member committee to probe the allegations of sexual harassment against WFI chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. Members are Mary Kom, Dola Banerjee, Alaknanda Ashok, Yogeshwar Dutt, Sahdev Yadav and two advocates," ANI quoted IOA as saying.
We will sit and listen to everyone and do an unbiased investigation after looking at the charges and try to give a fair justice: Sahdev Yadav, Indian Weightlifting Federation President and member of the 7-member Committee former by IOA, to ANI https://t.co/0larEhfall— ANI (@ANI) January 20, 2023
This comes after the wrestlers on Friday reached IOA, and demanded for an enquiry committee to probe the allegations against Singh, a day after threatening to file multiple FIRs against the WFI chief.
In a letter to the IOA president, PT Usha, the star grapplers accused the WFI chairman of sexual exploitation and financial irregularities.
Wrestlers have levelled charges of sexual harassment of women wrestlers by the WFI president and its coaches and of mismanagement in the functioning of the federation. They have also demanded a complete overhaul of the federation.
The WFI president Brij Bhushan Saran Singh has refuted all allegations and claimed he will expose the 'political conspiracy' in a press conference in Uttar Pradesh's Gonda today.
(With inputs from ANI)