Delhi court summons WFI chief in sexual harassment case



on Friday summoned BJP MP and outgoing

Wrestling Federation of India

(WFI) chief

Brij Bhushan

Sharan Singh in connection with a case where women wrestlers have levelled

sexual harassment

charges against him. The court, which asked him to appear on July 18, noted “there was sufficient evidence to proceed against the accused”.
The court also summoned Vinod Tomar, the WFI’s suspended assistant secretary.
Wrestlers had been holding protests, demanding action against and arrest of the WFI chief.
The Delhi police had filed a chargesheet against Bhushan, a six-time MP, on June 15 under IPC Sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 354A (sexual harassment), 354D (stalking) and 506 (criminal intimidation).

Tomar was charged with offences under IPC Sections 109 (abetment of any offence, if the act abetted is committed in consequence, and where no express provision is made for its punishment), 354, 354A and 506 (criminal intimidation).

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