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Brij Bhushan Singh Pleads Not Guilty in Sexual Harassment Case, Demands Trial

Former WFI chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh has been charged with sexual harassment of women wrestlers

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A Delhi court on Tuesday (21 May) charged BJP MP and former Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh with sexual harassment of women wrestlers. He faces charges under the Indian Penal Code for sexual harassment, using force to outrage women's modesty, and criminal intimidation.

Singh appeared at Rouse Avenue court, pleaded not guilty before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Priyanka Rajpoot, and expressed his readiness to face trial. "When I have not committed any mistake, why will I admit it?" he said.

Following this, the court formally charged Brijbhushan Singh and asked him to sign the necessary documents.

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The former WFI chief has denied the allegations levelled against him and has demanded a trial.

"Charges have been framed, now Delhi Police have to prove them. I have proof of my innocence. These are false cases. There is a legal process, we must follow it," he told the media. 
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When questioned if the allegations cost him a poll ticket, Brijbhushan Singh replied, "My son has got a ticket."

A six-time MP from Uttar Pradesh, Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh was not given a ticket by the BJP this time. Instead, the party chose his son, Karan Bhushan Singh, to run for the Kaiserganj seat, which Brij Bhushan had represented three times.

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