NEW DELHI: Delhi Police on Wednesday knowledgeable the Supreme Court that it is able to sign up an FIR in response to the sexual harassment grievance filed via seven ladies wrestlers in opposition to Wrestling Federation of India president and BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.
An afternoon after the courtroom sought police’s reaction on a petition filed via 3 wrestlers alleging coverage from prosecution given to Singh, solicitor normal Tushar Mehta informed a bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and Justice PS Narasimha that Delhi Police assessed that there’s a want for a initial inquiry into sure problems previous to registration of FIR. “However, if the Supreme Court is of the view that an FIR needs to be registered immediately, the Delhi Police can do it,” the SG mentioned.
The bench mentioned in equivalent issues, it most often seeks perspectives of the respondents ahead of entertaining the petitions. “But this case was different as it involved complaints by national-level wrestlers. Delhi Police can file a reply affidavit detailing its views on the registration of FIR on Friday,” it mentioned.
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Appearing for the petitioners, senior recommend Kapil Sibal mentioned the wrestlers additionally want to record a testimony striking ahead of the courtroom further details supplementing the contents of the petition leveling sexual harassment fees in opposition to the WFI president.
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The petitioners had alleged that “after being sexually, emotionally, mentally and physically exploited by the accused and his close aides on numerous occasions, they along with other wrestlers mustered the courage to raise the issue before the authority concerned and protested, which led to the sports ministry setting up a five-member committee to probe the allegations”.
Slamming the panel for allegedly giving a blank chit to the accused, they demanded making public the committee’s document.
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