Justice will be done to wrestlers, police to soon file charge sheet, says Anurag Thakur

New Delhi, Jun 2 (IANS): Amid ongoing protests by the country's top wrestlers, who are seeking action against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief and BJP MP Brijbhushan Sharan Singh on allegations of sexual misconduct, the Union Information and Broadcasting and Sports Minister, Anurag Thakur on Friday said that justice will be done as police will soon file a charge sheet and the governing body now has no authority in managing daily affairs of the sport.

Speaking at an economic conclave here, Thakur said that the case was registered and a committee was formed to investigate the matter.

The minister added that the WFI is not involved in any of its routine business as the day-to-day affairs are being looked after by a committee of administrators formed by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA).

The charge sheet will be filed soon and the wrestlers will get justice, he said.

"Justice will be delivered in due time. There should be speedy justice in any crime committed against women," the minister added.

Thakur said that he had met the protesting wrestlers in January to hear their grievances and formed a committee to probe the matter.

"We also added members recommended by wrestlers and a probe was conducted which was handed over to the Delhi Police," he said.

"We have listened to the wrestlers at all the steps and done everything they have asked us to do..." Thakur added.

People should wait for the police investigation to be completed and a charge sheet is filed, the minister said.

"The wrestlers have been protesting for 38 days and we never had any issue with that as we want them to get justice. We don't want to take any side and should wait for the truth," Thakur said further.

On the question of morality, as the WFI chief belongs to the ruling BJP, the minister said, "The investigation is on, let that get over. We don't want to take any side and we are doing everything to ensure wrestlers get justice but that will only happen when the probe is complete. Let's wait till then."



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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Fri, Jun 02 2023

    Anurag Thakur do it now. File the charge sheet now without any delay.

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  • Af,,,, Mangaluru

    Fri, Jun 02 2023

    So many days he is seilent ,i think he is loosing his chair so it is the statement

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  • Dinesh, Dubai

    Fri, Jun 02 2023

    Till BJP is in power wrestlers will not get justice.............!!! Beti Bachao Feku is in SILENT MODE

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  • Roshan, Mangaluru

    Fri, Jun 02 2023

    WFI chief and BJP MP, has been accused of sex offenses, by one of the highest decorated wrestlers. Not one, but many togethor. This is the guy, who even caught slapping an athlete on stage. Same guy, even says Olympic medals can be bought for Rs. 15. FIR are filed only after Supreme Court intervened. Whats worse is he is not even arrested, nor questioned so far. But, the FIRs are filed on the victims, who is protesting in streets for months. This shows insensitivity of BJP Govt towards women. Now this minister says police will file charge sheet. Without even interogation or questioning? Delhi police should have shown some spine, as it is dealing with women's pride and honour. Shame.

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  • Gautam Das, Bangalore

    Fri, Jun 02 2023

    OMG. Justice is so hard to come by in democracy unless we are in undemocratic dictatorship rule.

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