Outgoing President of Wrestling Federation of India Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh A day after agreeing to the demand of the protesting wrestlers to file a charge sheet against the wrestlers by June 15, Sports Minister Anurag Thakur said on Thursday that the government will fulfill every assurance given to the wrestlers. Wrestlers protesting against Brij Bhushan, who is facing allegations of sexual harassment, in a six-hour meeting with the Sports Minister, demanded filing of the charge sheet on the FIR by June 15 and holding of WFI elections by June 30. With this, till then he had agreed to postpone the demonstration.
legal process will be followed
Speaking to reporters after the 100th meeting of the Mission Olympic Cell (MOC) at the Karni Singh Shooting Range here, Anurag Thakur said, “We will fulfill whatever assurances we have given to the players.” The charge sheet will be filed by June 15. After that whatever decision has to be taken, the court will take it. On the question of Brij Bhushan’s arrest, he said, ‘The legal process will be followed. After the filing of the charge sheet, action will be taken according to the verdict given by the court.
IOA is looking into the functioning of wrestling
On the question of the wrestling selection trials for the Asian Games to be held in Hangzhou, China from September 23 to October 8, he said, ‘The Indian Olympic Association’s ad hoc committee is looking after the work of wrestling. He is instructed to conduct the selection trial before June 30 as we have to send the team’s name by the July 15 deadline.
Sports Minister Anurag Thakur met the wrestler on Wednesday
Let us inform that on Wednesday itself, Olympic medalists Bajrang Punia and Sakshi Malik met Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur. After a meeting that lasted for about 5 hours, it was assured that the FIRs against the wrestlers would be withdrawn. However, both Malik and Punia insisted that their agitation was not over and they were only suspending their protest till June 15 at the request of the government. Meanwhile, if action is not taken, he will continue his protest. Talking to the media after the meeting, Thakur said that the meeting was held in a good atmosphere and in a positive manner and the government has accepted the demands of the protesting wrestlers.