Bail extended for Indian wrestling federation chief in sexual harassment case – ANI

FILE PHOTO: Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, the chief of the Wrestling Federation of India and a lawmaker from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, who is accused of sexually harassing six female wrestlers, arrives to appear before a court in New Delhi, India, July 18, 2023. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A New Delhi court on Thursday, July 20, 2023, extended the bail granted to the chief of India’s wrestling federation who has been accused of sexually harassing female wrestlers, Reuters’ TV partner ANI reported.

Brij Bhushan Singh, chief of Wrestling Federation of India, who is also a federal lawmaker from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party, was granted interim bail for two days on Tuesday, which has now been converted to regular bail.

“The court imposed several conditions while granting bail,” ANI reported, including that the accused will not “directly or indirectly” induce complainants or witnesses, and will not leave the country without the court’s permission.

The next hearing in the case will take place on July 28, ANI reported.

Six female wrestlers lodged a complaint against Singh for alleged sexual harassment and intimidation during training camps and international competitions.

Singh has rejected all the allegations.



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