The apex court begins hearing a petition by wrestlers seeking registration of the FIR against WFI president Brij Bhushan. The Delhi Police tells the court that they will register an FIR.
Solicitor General (SG) Tushar Mehta apprises the Supreme Court that the Delhi Police will register an FIR by today evening. Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal urges the court to issue a direction to provide safety to woman wrestlers, under the monitoring of a retired judge.
SG said that all these concerns can be addressed by the police. A bench headed by the chief justice of India, DY Chandrachud, then scheduled the matter to be heard on Friday.
On Tuesday, the top court issued a notice to Delhi Police in response to the wrestler’s request for an immediate hearing on a petition demanding the registration of an FIR against Singh. The court remarked that the appeal by wrestlers who have represented India constituted a significant charge.
“The complaints which were being given in sealed cover shall again be resealed and placed under the petition,” the court had said. The court had also clarified that the identity of the petitioners should be redacted for the purpose of this petition.
Top wrestlers, including Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat, are protesting at Jantar Mantar in Delhi, demanding that the government makes public the findings of the oversight panel that investigated sexual harassment allegations against the WFI chief.
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