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Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik, Bajrang Punia and Brij Bhushan Singh.
The hearing of the sexual abuse case of 6 adult wrestlers on former Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president Brij Bhushan will be held today. Earlier on June 27, the matter was heard in the MP-MLA court. While hearing, the court said that now there will be a debate on the charge sheet in this case from July 1, after which the court will take cognizance of the charge sheet.
Also, Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Harjeet Singh Jaspal had said that it is a long charge sheet. After which he adjourned the hearing in the case. A fresh charge sheet has been filed. Let it be looked into. Since it is a long charge sheet, let it be considered for a few days. In these 3 days, the court will study the charge sheet of 1500 pages.
Can file a new petition for monitoring the investigation
The wrestlers had filed a petition in the court to investigate the matter, in which they demanded an inquiry into the matter under the supervision of the court. Now women wrestlers have demanded to withdraw this petition. On this, the court said that the charge sheet has been filed in the case. In such a situation, there is no justification for the petition demanding monitoring of the investigation.
The court also told the counsel for the wrestlers, if you feel that there is a need to monitor the investigation, then you can file a fresh petition.
Charge sheet was presented in Rouse Avenue Court on June 15
Let us tell you that on June 15, the Delhi Police presented the charge sheet in the Rouse Avenue Court. Apart from Brij Bhushan, the name of WFI assistant secretary Vinod Tomar is also among the accused. In the charge sheet, the statement given by the wrestlers in front of the magistrate has been considered as an important basis.
About 7 witnesses have been found against Brij Bhushan. At the same time, evidence of his presence has also been found at the alleged place of sexual abuse. On the first hearing of the charge sheet, the court transferred it to the MP-MLA court. Furthermore, on Monday, the court ordered the Delhi Police to provide a copy of the charge sheet to the complainant wrestlers.
2012 case of blocking the way or chasing
According to sources in the Delhi Police, the case of stalking or blocking the road against Brij Bhushan dates back to 2012. In this, the woman wrestler who complained had told that Brij Bhushan talked to her mother during a tournament and called her to his room and hugged her tightly.
When the female wrestler returned home, he started calling her mother’s number several times on different pretexts. He also claimed that he even had to change his phone number to avoid Brijbhashan’s calls. However, no technical evidence has been found to prove these allegations.
The accused were present at the said places of sexual exploitation of adult wrestlers
In the case of adult wrestlers, the police presented a charge sheet of one thousand pages. In this, the police has considered the statement given by the wrestlers before the magistrate under section 164 of CrPC as the main basis of the charge sheet. Police said that evidence of the presence of the accused has been found at the place where the adult wrestlers have leveled allegations of sexual harassment against them.
The wrestlers have handed over 5 photographs to the police as evidence during the investigation. Apart from this, more digital evidence was given, they have been handed over to the court in pen drives. Statements of about 25 witnesses have been recorded in the charge sheet. 7 witnesses have supported the allegations of the victimized adult wrestlers. The rest have spoken in favor of the accused. He will be cross-examined during the trial.
The police have asked wrestling federations of Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Indonesia to provide CCTV footage and photographs of places where women wrestlers have accused Brij Bhushan of sexual harassment. Haven’t found them yet. On getting these, the police will present a supplementary challan in the case.