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Protesting Wrestlers Meet Home Minister Amit Shah; Demand Action Against Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh

Wrestlers who have been protesting against the WFI chief, reportedly met Indian Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday.

Wrestlers had earlier announced they will immerse the medals in Ganga if no action was to be taken.
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India's top wrestlers including the likes of Bajrang Punia, Sakshi Malik, Sangita Phogat amongst others, who have been protesting against BJP MP and chief of the country's wrestling federation Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, met Indian Home Minister Amit Shah late on Saturday according to a news report.

Amit Shah assured the protesting wrestlers of action and reportedly said to the wrestlers that "let the law take its due course"

Earlier, Bajrang Punia is among several Olympic and World Championship medal-winning wrestlers, others being Sakshi Malik, Vinesh Phogat, and Sangeeta Phogat, who have been protesting for the arrest of BJP MP and Wrestling Federation of India chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.

Singh is accused of sexually harassing several female grapplers, including a minor.

Khap leaders at another 'Mahapanchayat' in Kurukshetra had demanded the arrest of the WFI chief and threatened to picket Jantar Mantar on June 9 if their demand was not met.
(With PTI inputs)

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