Wrestlers’ Case: Brij Bhushan Singh and Vinod Tomar Get Interim Bail

Brij Bhushan Singh has been accused of sexual harassment by multiple women wrestlers.

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Outgoing Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh and Federation's assistant secretary Vinod Tomar were granted interim bail on Tuesday, 18 July. 

“We have not arrested him. We leave it to my lord. Condition must be there... I oppose it with the condition that he shouldn't influence witnesses,” the prosecution submitted earlier, according to LiveLaw.

The court will now hear Singh's regular bail plea on Thursday.


Earlier this afternoon, Singh had appeared before Delhi's Rouse Avenue Court in pursuance of the summons issued against him.

Singh has been accused of sexual harassment by multiple women wrestlers.

Amid protests and the protesters’ plea in the the Supreme Court for FIRs to be registered against him, Singh was subsequently booked for offences under Sections 354 (Assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 354A (sexual harassment), 354D (stalking) of Indian Penal Code (IPC). 

He was also booked under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POSCO) Act, but the Delhi Police has since filed a cancellation report with regard to that offence.



The Delhi Police recently filed a charge-sheet in the case, reportedly spanning 1,599 pages. In this, the police has said that Singh is "liable to be prosecuted and punished for offences" of sexual harassment, molestation, and stalking, based on the complaints of six wrestlers, reported The Indian Express.

It further states that the "accused may please be summoned to face trial and witnesses named in the list of witnesses appended with the chargesheet may be called for their examination along with documents mentioned with their names."

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