Wrestler Bajrang Punia gets bail in criminal defamation case : The Tribune India

Join Whatsapp Channel

Wrestler Bajrang Punia gets bail in criminal defamation case

Coach Naresh Dahiya had accused Punia of tarnishing his image with his statement during wrestlers’ protest

Wrestler Bajrang Punia gets bail in criminal defamation case

Bajrang Punia. PTI file



PTI

New Delhi, November 9

Wrestler Bajrang Punia was on Thursday granted bail by a Delhi court in a criminal defamation case filed by coach Naresh Dahiya, who had accused the top wrestler of tarnishing his image with his statement during the protest against federation chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.

During the wrestlers’ protest, Bajrang had said that Dahiya did not have any credibility to oppose the agitation since he himself was facing a rape case.

Dahiya had then moved the court, which had summoned Bajrang, who recently suffered defeat at the Asian Games to return without a medal.

“Bajrang had sought exemption from physical appearance and missed the first three hearings. He appeared physically today and the court has granted him bail. The next date for hearing is March 5,” advocate Rajesh Kumar Rexwal, who represented Dahiya, told PTI after the proceedings.

Dahiya had contended in the court that he has been acquitted in the rape case and Bajrang’s comments brought him bad name.

Wrestlers Bajrang, Vinesh Phogat and Sakshi Malik had led a protest against WFI chief, alleging that he had sexually exploited several women wrestlers.

Singh, who is now facing a court case in the matter, has denied all the charges.

#Bajrang Punia #Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh


Top News

Want fair probe, justice in Swati Maliwal assault case as incident has two versions: Arvind Kejriwal

Want fair probe, justice in Swati Maliwal assault case as incident has two versions: Arvind Kejriwal

In an interview to PTI, the chief minister says the matter i...

Rajasthan’s Barmer records 48 degrees; temperatures set to rise further, says IMD

Rajasthan’s Barmer records 48 degrees; temperatures set to rise further, says IMD

Water levels in the Delhi stretch of the Yamuna river drop a...

Calcutta High Court order on OBC quota to Muslims ‘tight slap’ to opposition: Modi

Calcutta High Court order on OBC quota to Muslims ‘tight slap’ to opposition: Modi

The Calcutta High Court, in its verdict on Wednesday, noted ...

Bomb threat email received by North Block, security officers conduct searches

North Block receives bomb threat email, turns out to be hoax

The threat is received through an email around 3.30 pm by a ...

Pune juvenile court cancels bail of teenager involved in car crash, sends him to observation home

Pune juvenile court cancels bail of teenager involved in car crash, sends him to observation home

The board had on Sunday granted bail to him hours after the ...


Cities

View All