Wrestling Federation of India (WFI): News

BJP drops Brij Bhushan from Kaiserganj amid sexual harassment allegations

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has nominated Karan Bhushan Singh as its Lok Sabha candidate for Kaiserganj, replacing his father, Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.

03 Jan 2024

Sakshee Malikkh

Sakshee Malikkh accuses Brij Bhushan of threatening her mother

Retired wrestler Sakshee Malikkh, on Wednesday, claimed that goons linked to former Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh are threatening her mother.

WFI body suspended by government without 'proper procedure': Sanjay Singh

Suspended Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Sanjay Singh claimed on Thursday the Union Sports and Youth Affairs Ministry didn't follow "proper procedure" while suspending the wrestling national body.

27 Dec 2023

Sakshee Malikkh

WFI suspension: IOC announces 3-member ad-hoc committee to run affairs

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Wednesday formed an ad-hoc committee to manage the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI)'s affairs.

25 Dec 2023

Sakshee Malikkh

WFI election: Sakshee Malikkh hints at reconsidering retirement decision

Former wrestler Sakshee Malikkh has hinted at reconsidering her recent retirement decision following the dissolution of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI)'s newly-elected governing body on Sunday.

Brij Bhushan to athletes: Reactions to Centre suspending WFI body

In an unexpected move, the Union Sports and Youth Affairs Ministry suspended the newly elected governing body of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) led by Sanjay Singh on Sunday.

Sports Ministry suspends newly-elected Brij Bhushan aide-led WFI body

The Union Sports and Youth Affairs Ministry has reportedly suspended the newly-formed Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) body led by Sanjay Singh, a close aide of former chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.

Wrestlers in Congress lap: Brij Bhushan on WFI election protest

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP and former Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh on Saturday claimed the protesting wrestlers were "sitting on the Congress's lap."

23 Dec 2023

Wrestling

Sakshi Malik: Decoding the wrestler's career achievements

Olympic medal winner Sakshi Malik has announced her retirement from wrestling following the appointment of Sanjay Singh, who won the latest WFI election.

22 Dec 2023

Sakshee Malikkh

WFI election: Bajrang Punia returns Padma Shri in protest

Wrestler and Olympic medalist Bajrang Punia on Friday said he wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and decided to return his Padma Shri award as a sign of protest.

Brij Bhushan's aide elected as Wrestling Federation of India president

Sanjay Singh, a trusted associate of former Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) head Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, has been elected as the new WFI president.

Who will cancel my 2024 election ticket? Brij Bhushan asks

Six-time Lok Sabha MP and outgoing Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh is embroiled in a legal battle after being accused of sexually abusing several women wrestlers.

Brij Bhushan harassed wrestlers at every opportunity: Delhi Police

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP and outgoing Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh attempted to sexually harass female wrestlers whenever he got an opportunity, the Delhi Police allegedly told a Delhi court on Saturday.

24 Aug 2023

Wrestling

Wrestling Federation of India suspended by world's body: Details here

The Wrestling Federation of India has been suspended by the United World of Wrestling, the apex body of world wrestling.

WFI polls: Brij Bhushan, son excluded; son-in-law to represent Bihar

Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) outgoing President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh and his son, WFI vice president Karan Bhushan Singh, have been excluded from the electoral college for the upcoming WFI elections.

Delhi court grants bail to WFI's Brij Bhushan, Vinod Tomar

Delhi's Rouse Avenue Court on Friday granted bail to Wrestling Federation of India's (WFI) outgoing chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh and the WFI's now-suspended assistant secretary Vinod Tomar in a sexual harassment case on a personal bond of Rs. 25,000 each.

Brij Bhushan gets interim bail in wrestlers' sexual harassment case

A Delhi court on Tuesday granted interim bail to Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh in a sexual harassment case.

18 Jul 2023

Delhi Police

Didn't arrest Brij Bhushan because he 'cooperated': Delhi Police

The Delhi Police has said it didn't arrest outgoing Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh and the WFI's now-suspended Assistant Secretary Vinod Tomar, both charged with sexual harassment, as they "cooperated" with the investigation.

Brij Bhushan caught 'making advances' toward woman wrestler: Police chargesheet

The Delhi Police chargesheet against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) outgoing chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh has "technical evidence" showing him "making advances" toward one of the women wrestlers, according to The Indian Express.

WFI row: Delhi court summons Brij Bhushan on July 18

Delhi's Rouse Avenue Court has summoned Wrestling Federation of India's (WFI) outgoing chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh and the WFI's former assistant secretary Vinod Tomar on July 18 in the sexual harassment case lodged against them by India's prominent wrestlers.

WFI row: Fight to continue in court, say wrestlers

Wrestlers protesting against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh over allegations of sexual harassment announced on Sunday that they would move their fight from the streets to court.

Court assigns sexual harassment case against WFI chief to ACMM

The Rouse Avenue Court in Delhi on Thursday assigned the sexual harassment case against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP and Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh to the court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM), which specifically deals with cases involving MLAs and MPs.

Minor wrestler's father rejects threat claims made by Sakshee Malikkh

The father of the "minor" wrestler—one of the complainants in a sexual harassment case against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh—on Sunday reportedly claimed the family was not under any threat or pressure to alter her statement.

18 Jun 2023

Sakshee Malikkh

Wrestlers' protest not political, claim Sakshee Malikkh, husband Satyawart Kadian

Star Indian wrestler and Olympic medalist Sakshee Malikkh and her wrestler husband Satyawart Kadian insisted on Saturday the grapplers' protest against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh over alleged sexual harassment wasn't politically motivated.

Brij Bhushan case: Photos, videos mentioned as evidence in chargesheet

The 1,500-page chargesheet against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh by the Delhi Police cited photograph proof in at least four of the six complaints by female wrestlers, reported The Indian Express.

16 Jun 2023

Sakshee Malikkh

Brij Bhushan case: Pressure on minor's family, alleges Sakshee Malikkh

Star Indian wrestler Sakshee Malikkh, who has been demanding the arrest of Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh over sexual harassment claims, revealed on Friday that the chargesheet filed by the Delhi Police has the name of Singh.

Brij Bhushan charged for sexual harassment, no evidence for POCSO

Stating an absence of corroborative evidence in the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) case against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, the Delhi Police on Thursday filed a cancellation report in the Patiala House Court.

13 Jun 2023

Delhi Police

Brij Bhushan case: Delhi Police seeks evidence from 5 countries

The Delhi Police has written to the wrestling federations of five countries seeking information and closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage related to the sexual harassment accusations against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.

Days after global body's ultimatum, WFI polls on July 4

The elections for the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) will reportedly be held on July 4, and the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has begun preparations for the polls.

BJP's Brij Bhushan announces bid for 2024 Lok Sabha polls

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh has reportedly announced that he will be contesting the 2024 Lok Sabha elections again from Kaiserganj, Uttar Pradesh.

10 Jun 2023

Sakshee Malikkh

Wrestlers coerced to compromise, minor backtracked under pressure: Sakshee Malikkh

Sakshee Malikkh, one of the top wrestlers protesting against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, said on Saturday that the "minor" complainant changed her statement against him allegedly under pressure.

TMC demands probe after police take woman wrestler to Singh

The Trinamool Congress (TMC) lambasted the Delhi Police for reportedly taking wrestler Sangeeta Phogat to Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh's residence on Friday to recreate the sequence of events that led to the sexual harassment.

Police files ATR over 'hate speech' complaint against protesting wrestlers

The Delhi Police on Friday filed an Action Taken Report (ATR) before a court on a petition seeking a First Information Report (FIR) against the protesting wrestlers for allegedly making "false allegations" against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh and promoting hate speech.

'Minor' wrestler backtracks on age claim, POCSO charge dismissal likely

The "minor" wrestler who accused Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh of sexual harassment along with other grapplers has reportedly changed her statement before a magistrate, saying that she wasn't underage when Singh allegedly harassed her.

07 Jun 2023

Anurag Thakur

Government ready for discussion with protesting wrestlers: Anurag Thakur

Union Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur in the wee hours of Wednesday tweeted that the government is willing to have a discussion with the wrestlers protesting against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh for alleged sexual harassment.

Police records statement of 12 people at Brij Bhushan's residence

The Delhi Police arrived at Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh's residence in Uttar Pradesh's Gonda on Tuesday and recorded the statements of 12 people in connection with the alleged sexual harassment case against Singh.

05 Jun 2023

Sakshee Malikkh

Fake news: Sakshee Malikkh dismisses reports of ending wrestlers' protest

Star Indian wrestler Sakshee Malikkh, who has been protesting with other fellow grapplers for the arrest of Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh over sexual harassment allegations, said that they would continue with their agitation until their demands are met.

05 Jun 2023

Amit Shah

Protesting wrestlers met Amit Shah last week, shared concerns: Report

Agitating wrestlers, who have been demanding the arrest of Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh over sexual harassment charges, reportedly met Home Minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Amit Shah at his residence on Saturday.

02 Jun 2023

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

Wrestlers' protest: Priyanka Gandhi questions PM Modi over government's inaction

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra questioned PM Narendra Modi on Friday on the Centre's inaction against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, who has been accused of sexually harassing female wrestlers.

Over 10 molestation cases detailed in FIRs against Brij Bhushan

Days after Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, who is facing allegations of sexual harassment by women wrestlers, claimed that his accusers haven't revealed any details to back their allegations, the details of the two FIRs against him have emerged.

01 Jun 2023

Kapil Sibal

'Suicide? Doesn't sound real': Kapil Sibal's jibe at Brij Bhushan 

Rajya Sabha MP Kapil Sibal on Thursday took a jibe at Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, saying his claim about committing "suicide" does not sound real.

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