Business Standard

Centre asks wrestling body to respond on sexual harassment charge in 72 hrs

On Wednesday, wrestlers Vinesh Phogat and Sakshi Malik accused the WFI president Brij Bhushan Sharma of sexual harassment

Indian wrestlers, wrestlers

Photo: Twitter

BS Web Team New Delhi
Sports ministry, on Wednesday, sought response from the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) after top wrestlers including Vinesh Phogat, Bajrang Punia and Sakshi Malik alleged gross misconduct by the sports body's coaches and chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.

"Taking cognizance of the protest staged by wrestlers, including Olympic and CWG medalists, in Delhi today and a press conference in which wrestlers have levelled serious charges of sexual harassment of women wrestlers by the President and coaches of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) and of mismanagement in the functioning of the federation, the Sports Ministry has sought an explanation

Don't miss the most important news and views of the day. Get them on our Telegram channel

First Published: Jan 18 2023 | 6:41 PM IST

Explore News

To read the full story, subscribe to BS Premium now, at just Rs 249/ month.

Key stories on are available only to BS Premium subscribers.

Register to