‘Will Hang Myself If Allegations Are Proven’: WFI Chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh

The wrestlers have been holding protests against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh for allegedly sexually harassing several women wrestlers.

Wrestling Federation of India chief and BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh

Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh on Wednesday said he will hang himself if allegations against him are proven.

"If a single allegation against me is proven, I will hang myself. If you (wrestlers) have any evidence, present it to the Court, and I am ready to accept any punishment," Singh said, according to the report in NDTV.

His remarks came on a day when Delhi Police has reportedly told some media outlets that they have not found sufficient evidence to prove the allegations made by female wrestlers or to warrant the influential politician's arrest, it mentioned.

The report stated the police will submit a report to court within 15 days.

"During the investigation so far, the police have not found sufficient evidence to arrest the WFI chief. There is also no supportive evidence to prove their (wrestlers) claim. A report will be submitted to court within 15 days, which could be in the form of a charge sheet or final report," the report quoted an official as having said.

"Some media channels are broadcasting the news of the police filing the final report in the case filed by the women wrestlers. This news is totally wrong. This case is still under investigation and proper report will be placed in the court only after complete investigation," it said.

The statement comes following the ongoing protests by Indian wrestlers including Olympic medallists Sakshi Malik, Bajrang Punia, and Asian Games gold medallist Vinesh Phogat against Singh. 

The wrestlers allege that Singh has sexually harassed several women wrestlers.