Ready to undergo narco test if Phogat, Punia take it too: WFI chief Brij Bhushan

The wrestlers have been staging a protest against WFI chief since April 23

brij-bhushan-sharan-singh-pti Wrestling Federation of India president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh speaks with the media regarding recent allegations of sexual harassment against him, in Gonda district | PTI

Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, who is accused of sexual harassment by some of the top wrestlers on Sunday dared the protesting wrestlers at Jantar Mantar to under narco test.

In his recent Facebook post, Singh had said that he is ready to undergo a narco test if wrestlers Vinesh Phogat and Bajrang Punia also take it too.

"I am ready to undergo narco test, polygraph test or lie detector test, but my condition is that Vinesh Phogat and Bajrang Punia should also take them with me. If both the wrestlers agree for the same, call a press conference and make announcement. I promise them that I am ready for the test," he posted in Hindi.

"I stand by my word even today and promise the countrymen to remain steadfast forever. Jai Shri Ram," he added.

Top wrestlers including Vinesh Phogat, Bajrang Punia and Sakshi Malik have been protesting seeking the arrest of Singh since at Jantar Mantar, Delhi since April 23. With the khap mahapanchayat also extending support to the protesting wrestlers, 'big decision' is to be made on the next phase of the protest.

While attending a public meeting in Uttar Pradesh district on Sunday, the BJP MP said that children for whose success he sacrificed everything has become “toys of politics today”.

"Even after four months, they do not have any audio, video or any other recording to prove allegations against me. Story after story is being told. They should know that the whole country is angry today. People of all castes and religions are standing with me," Singh said.

On Tuesday, the wrestlers have planned a candlelight march to India Gate as they will complete a month of protest.

Last month, the Delhi Police registered two FIRs against Singh.

The police has also recorded the statement of Singh, as well as the statement of the WFI's assistant secretary Vinod Tomar. The police also informed the court that a Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been constituted to probe the allegations of sexual harassment levelled by women wrestlers against the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president.


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