Wreslter Sakshi Malik In Sonipat

Amid ongoing talks to resolve wrestlers’ issues, grappler Sakshi Malik has taken a tough stand on their participation in Asian Games. Talking to the media in Sonipat, Malik said that they will participate in the Asian Games only when the matter is resolved. She added that no one understands what the wrestlers are going through mentally each passing day. Malik reached Sonipat to attend the Mahapanchayat to decide on the future course of action for wrestlers.

“We will participate in Asian Games only when all these issues will be resolved. You can’t understand what we’re going through mentally each day,” she said.

Earlier on Friday, the Delhi Police brought wrestler Sangeeta Phogat to the official residence of the former WFI chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh to reconstruct the incident that resulted in the alleged sexual harassment, news agency PTI reported.

Phogat was reported to have been accompanied by woman police officers, as per sources.

“At 1.30 pm women officers took Sangeeta Phogat to Brij Bhushan’s official residence in Delhi. They were there for half an hour. They asked her to recreate the scene and recall the places where she faced harassment,” sources was quoted by PTI reported.

According to officials, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Delhi Police that is investigating two cases of sexual harassment against the President of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) and BJP MP from Kaiserganj, Uttar Pradesh, is expected to present its findings in court by next week.

According to Delhi Police officials, over 180 individuals have been interviewed by the SIT as part of their inquiry.

Some of the most renowned wrestlers in India, such as Vinesh Phogat who won gold at the Asian Games, along with Olympic medalists Sakshi Malik and Bajrang Punia, were among the protesters who urged for the arrest of Singh. The reason behind their demand was the accusation of sexual harassment made by seven female wrestlers, one of whom was a minor.

Slamming WFI Chief, wrestler Vinesh Phogat tweeted: “This is the power of Brijbhushan. He is busy harassing women wrestlers by using his muscle power, political power and running false narratives, so his arrest is necessary. If the police arrests him instead of breaking us, there is hope of justice, otherwise not. Women wrestlers had gone to the crime site for police investigation, but it was run in the media that they had gone to compromise.”

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