Hearing on Brij Bhushan’s regular bail today: 2 days interim bail was received from Delhi Court; accused of sexually abusing adult wrestlers

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Brijbhushan Sharan Singh, former president of the Wrestling Federation of India, going to appear in the court on Tuesday, July 18. (File)

Former Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president, BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh’s regular bail will be heard in Delhi’s Rouse Avenue Court today. On July 18, the court granted interim bail for two days to Brij Bhushan and Union Secretary Vinod Tomar. A case of sexual exploitation of 6 adult female wrestlers is going on against Brijbhushan. In this case, the police has presented the charge sheet.

In the hearing on the day of interim bail, Brij Bhushan’s lawyers had argued that the Delhi Police had filed the charge sheet without investigation. There is no provision of punishment for more than 5 years in these cases. When the court asked about bail, Delhi Police had said that Brij Bhushan has not been arrested but there should be a condition of bail. On which the court granted interim bail instead of regular.

5 important things about wrestlers sexual abuse case on Brij Bhushan

1. Delhi Police said in the charge sheet – no need for arrest
Delhi Police had said in the charge sheet presented in the court that there was no need to arrest Brij Bhushan. Brij Bhushan followed the instructions of the police and joined the investigation. The Delhi Police also cited the Supreme Court’s judgment that there is no need to immediately arrest the accused in cases punishable with imprisonment up to 7 years.

2. Only 18 witnesses supported the allegations
Delhi Police recorded the testimony of 108 people. Of these, only 15 witnesses supported the allegations of the wrestlers. WFI staff-office assistant, office staff and office boy did not corroborate the statements of the wrestlers. 93 witnesses did not corroborate the allegations of the wrestlers.

3. Forensic report not received
Delhi Police has said in its charge sheet that the report of digital and electronic evidence deposited in the forensic lab has not come. After the reports come, they will be filed as a supplementary charge sheet.

4. Objection not found in call data record
Police have not found anything objectionable so far on checking the call data records. Despite repeated requests from the police, no evidence was provided by the wrestlers regarding the ‘threat call’. Although its full report is also being said to come.

5. Brijbhushan said – never met wrestlers alone
According to Delhi Police’s charge sheet, Brij Bhushan made a statement that he never met wrestlers alone. Brij Bhushan was seen with the wrestlers in some photos. Although Brij Bhushan said that if it were so, he would have stood with the wrestlers in every photo but it is not so.

Chargesheet in these sections in the case of adult wrestlers
Delhi Police presented a 1500-page charge sheet against Brij Bhushan in the case of sexual exploitation of adult wrestlers. In which charge sheet has been filed on Brij Bhushan under section 354, 354-A and D of IPC. A charge sheet has been filed against Vinod Tomar under sections 109, 354, 354 (A), 506.

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