NEW DELHI: After the Supreme Court issued a realize to the Delhi Police on a writ petition via seven feminine wrestlers in search of the registration of an FIR in opposition to sidelined Wrestling Federation of India ,WFIPresident Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, the wrestlers, who’re staging a sit-in protest on the Jantar Mantar right here, have now alleged that the seven complainants are getting “death threats” in addition to being “lured with money” on the behest of Brij Bhushan.
Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat mentioned that Brij Bhushan, banned WFI secretary Vinod Tomarand two others, who’re running on behalf of the sidelined WFI president, are looking to “break down” the complainants and pressurizing them to withdraw their lawsuits.
According to Bajrang and Vinesh, the 2, who’re “carrying out Brij Bhushan’s dirty work”, are basic secretary of Haryana Wrestling Association Rakesh Singh and Dronacharya Awardee. Mahabir Bishnoi,
Bajrang mentioned he has evidence of those threats and shortly a grievance will likely be made to the police. Vinesh alleged that Brij Bhushan were given to grasp the names of the seven complainants after the Delhi Police printed them to him.
“When we first filed the complaint, the Delhi Police was under pressure politically as well as there was money pressure. Delhi Police not only didn’t register the FIR, but they also privately revealed the names of the seven complainants to Brij Bhushan.
“After that, Brij Bhushan has been threatening three-four ladies regularly. These ladies were given dying threats via a person who’s a recognized Bahubali. Other than dying threats, the ladies also are being given financial bait to withdraw their lawsuits,” said Vinesh.
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“At the behest of Brij Bhushan, Rakesh Singh and Mahabir Bishnoi are looking to settle those ladies via hook or criminal. Saam, daam, dand, bhed sab laga rahe hain (via one way or any other), in order that the ladies give in to This consistent power,” said Bajrang.
“Mr Bishnoi is making an attempt to bully and intimidate the ladies to excessive ranges. He additionally threatened my husband Somveer Rathi that he’ll be got rid of,” added Vinesh.
The wrestlers also made serious allegations against the Delhi Police. “Delhi Police is delaying in order that some of these ways of breaking us down are a success. There are individuals who have come to my space or even threatened my relations. They requested questions on me, the place do I am going, who do I meet, when can they meet me on my own and so on.” said Vinesh.
“Mahabir had even threatened me in Tokyo all the way through the Olympics. He mentioned that Brij Bhushan would get me killed. I had additionally complained to Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji about him after I had were given a possibility to satisfy him.
“Till the time Brij Bhushan isn’t arrested and behind the bars, we are not safe. He can do anything to us and our families.”
TOI contacted Bishnoi to get his stand at the allegations made in opposition to him.
“These wrestlers are lying brazenly. These allegations do not have any head or tail. I have appeared before the oversight committee and given my version. I have told the truth and recorded my statement in front of the committee. If they (the protesting wrestlers ) have any proof against me, they should give it to the police and not make slanderous statements in the media,” mentioned Bishnoi.
Brij Bhushan, on his section, gave his first response at the factor all the way through the day. He mentioned, “The matter is in the Supreme Court. Let the court decide. Anything I speak now will be a contempt of court.”
On the Supreme Court’s determination to factor a realize to the Delhi Police referring to their grievance, the wrestlers welcomed the step.
“If the ministry had taken action at the right time, then there was no need to go to the Supreme Court. But now our fight is to ensure that future generations of wrestlers do not suffer,” mentioned Sakshi Malik.
“We have full confidence in the Supreme Court and the Chief Justice of India Chandrachud sir. I am sure we will get justice from the Supreme Court. We will leave our protest then,” mentioned Vinesh.
The political nature of the protest is expanding with every passing day. On Tuesday, Congress chief and previous Haryana leader minister Bhupinder Hooda joined the wrestlers. CPI(Marxist) chief Brinda Karat additionally met the agitating wrestlers. This is the second one time in over 3 months that Karat visited the protesting wrestlers to increase her make stronger. The leftist chief had come to make stronger their protest in January too, however then she used to be requested to go away the level. The protesting wrestlers had then mentioned that they didn’t wish to make the agitation in opposition to the WFI leader political. When Karat reached the protest web page on Tuesday, the wrestlers apologized to him for the incident which took place closing time.
“(In January) we feared that our protest might get a political colour, and it will ruin our chances of getting justice. But now we welcome everyone to support us in our fight against Brij Bhushan,” mentioned Sakshi.