Astounding: Wrestling Office Was In Brij Bhushan’s Home, Govt. Now Moves It Out
NEW DELHI (IANS) – The newly-appointed ad-hoc committee for the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) on December 29 moved the WFI office out of the residence of former President and BJP Member of Parliament, Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh here.
The Sports Ministry while suspending the managing committee of the WFI a few days ago for flouting rules, had also raised objections over the federation’s office being in the official residence of the MP from Uttar Pradesh.
People who visited the WFI office at Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh’s residence saw a notice posted there informing them that the federation’s office has been moved to new premises.
The recently elected WFI panel led by Sanjay Singh, a known aide of the former president, has regularly claimed that Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh has nothing to do with the federation.
But the fact the WFI office is being run from Brij Bhushan’s residence was pointed out by the Sports Ministry, which also claimed that the said premises are where the alleged sexual harassment of the player had happened.
The Ministry also indicated that the fact that the WFI office is being run from Brij Bhushan’s residence also proves that WFI is working under the “complete control of former WFI office-bearers”.
The moving of the WFI office from Brij Bhushan’s office seems an attempt to further disassociate the federation from his influence.
Led by three top wrestlers — Bajrang Punia, Sakshi Malai and Vinesh Phogat, many wrestlers had sat on a more than two-month-long protest in Delhi, before they were forcefully removed from the Jantar Mantar by Delhi Police.
After a few battles in the courts at various levels, the case currently is in court.