The plea, which was moved in the Delhi High Court on Monday, 23 January, against the sexual assault allegations made on Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh by multiple wrestlers, has reportedly been withdrawn.
The plea was moved by Vicky, who is Singh’s cook at his official residence. It was expected that the hearing would be scheduled for later this week, but lawyer Shrikant Prasad informed that the petitioner has withdrawn the case.
“I have spoken to the petitioner and he is not willing to take the petition forward due to the extreme pressure,” Prasad said, as per quotes in Hindustan Times.
Meanwhile, Singh denied any involvement in a plea, claiming that no petition has been submitted either by him or any associated individual.
“No petition has been submitted by me or any authorized person associated with me, against the protesting wrestlers or news channels. I have not authorised any advocate, law agency or representative to present the petition in any court of law,” he wrote.
“Therefore, all mediums of media are requested not to broadcast any unconfirmed and unverified news. In view of the sensitivity and seriousness of the subject at present, everyone is requested not to increase the chaos by promoting any rumor or misleading facts,” the federation chief further added.
Plea Alleged Extortion Attempt on WFI President
As per reports in IANS, the plea mentioned that wrestler Vinesh Phogat started blackmailing him for resigning from the post of WFI president on the pretext of the protests against the sexual harassment of the wrestlers.
It was further mentioned that the media thinks of itself as 'Janata Adalat' (people's court) and has started intervening in the proceedings of the court.
The plea further claims that sexual harassment laws were being misused and extortion was being done on Singh. This writ petition was filed against the ‘complete misuse of sexual harassment laws’ by wrestlers, whilst also mentioning that the grapplers are trying to get their own benefits out of this issue.
(With IANS inputs).