‘I am innocent, ready to face investigation’: WFI chief Brij Bhushan amid sexual harassment allegations

A day after two FIRs were registered against him following sexual harassment allegations, Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) Chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh maintained that he was innocent and “ready to face an investigation”.

“I am ready to cooperate with the investigative agency. I have full faith in the judiciary and I respect the order of the Supreme Court,” the BJP leader told reporters on Saturday.

His statement comes a day after solicitor general Tushar Mehta told the Supreme Court that the Delhi Police will file an FIR against Singh amid renewed protests by the country’s top wrestlers.

Following the hearing in the apex court, the Delhi Police Friday registered two FIRs against Brij Bhushan, one under the stringent POCSO Act and another related to outraging the modesty of a woman. The DCP said investigation into both the FIRs has been taken up “in right earnest”.

Meanwhile, the wrestlers, who have been protesting against the WFI chief at Jantar Mantar since April 23, said they will continue their sit-in until Singh is arrested.

(With ANI inputs)



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