Delhi Police raids Brij Bhushan’s ‘mansion’ in Gonda, interrogates Singh’s aides

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Gonda/Baghpat, June 6: Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) head Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh’s house in UP’s Gonda was raided by Delhi Police on Tuesday.

According to facts, police arrived to Singh’s home to take testimonies from 12 persons in connection with sexual harassment charges against Singh. The Delhi Police gathered the names, residences, and identity cards of those who provided testimonies on the scene.

The information was gathered to be used as proof. Several WFI chief’s sympathisers were also questioned by police. So far, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) has recorded the testimony of 137 persons in connection with the WFI chief’s sexual harassment charges. It was unclear whether the police also questioned Singh at his home.

Meanwhile, the Rajput community has now entered the fight in the ongoing wrestlers vs. Brij Bhushan Singh conflict. The Rajput Vikas Samiti has shown its support for Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) head and BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, who has been accused of sexually assaulting female wrestlers. The Rajput Samiti has also spoken out against the khaps’ interference in the wrestlers’ protest, stating that “the country is run by the constitution and law, not by panchayats.”

A delegation of 70-80 people met with Baghpat District Magistrate Jitendra Pratap Singh and presented him a memorandum to be forwarded to the President of India, expressing their support for Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.

A Rajput delegation led by Rajesh Chauhan, president of the Rajput Vikas Samiti (RVS), said the charges against Brij Bhushan should be thoroughly probed before any action is taken against him. “We support wrestlers, but khaps are politicising this issue, which we strongly condemn.” According to Ashok Chauhan, the choices made in these khap panchayats are illegal and immoral.

“It has been observed on several occasions that khap representatives only seek to exploit their platform for political gain. Even during the farmers’ protest against the Centre’s new agriculture legislation, khaps meddled in their affairs, which is why it took so long for agitators and the government to reach an agreement, and the protest carried on for so long,” said Ashok Chauhan. Rajput Vikas Samiti was established about two decades ago.