Sexual harassment case against ex-WFI chief Brij Bhushan: Court to pass order on police closure report on March 2 : The Tribune India

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Sexual harassment case against ex-WFI chief Brij Bhushan: Court to pass order on police closure report on March 2

Police had recommended cancellation of complaint involving minor wrestler, saying 'no corroborative evidence' was found

Sexual harassment case against ex-WFI chief Brij Bhushan: Court to pass order on police closure report on March 2

A Delhi court is likely to pronounce its order on whether to accept a police report seeking cancellation of a complaint against former WFI chief and BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. Tribune file



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New Delhi, January 11

A Delhi court is likely to pronounce on March 2 its order on whether to accept a police report seeking cancellation of a complaint filed by a minor wrestler against former Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief and BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh accusing him of sexual harassment.

Additional Sessions Judge Chhavi Kapoor, who was scheduled to pass the order on Thursday, said some clarifications were required in the matter.

During the in-chamber proceedings held on August 1, the minor wrestler had told the court she was satisfied with Delhi Police's investigation in the case and was not opposed to the closure report it has submitted.

The Delhi Police had on June 15 filed a report before the court seeking cancellation of the case involving the girl after her father made a startling claim midway through the probe that he made a false complaint of sexual harassment against Singh to get back at him for perceived injustice to the girl.

Police had recommended dropping the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act case against Singh but charged him with sexual harassment and stalking in a separate case lodged by six women wrestlers.

Police had recommended cancellation of the complaint involving the minor wrestler, saying “no corroborative evidence” was found.

The POCSO Act provides for a minimum imprisonment of three years, depending on under which sections the crime has been registered.

The closure report notwithstanding, the court has to take a call on whether to accept it or order further investigation. Singh has consistently denied the allegations.

#BJP #Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh


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