Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chairman Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, accused of sexual harassment by the country’s top wrestlers, has said that he is ready to resign from his position if the wrestlers protesting at the Jantar Mantar in Delhi agree to stop the protest.
Addressing press conference Singh said, “I am innocent and ready to face the investigation. I am ready to cooperate with the investigative agency. I have full faith in the judiciary and I respect the order of the Supreme Court. ”
On the wrestlers’ demand for Brij Bhushan to resign as the WFI Chief, he said, “Resignation is not a big deal but I am not a criminal. If I resign, it will mean that I have accepted their (wrestlers’) allegations. My tenure is almost over. Government has formed a 3-member committee and elections will be held in 45 days & my term will end after the elections.”
The 66-year-old administrator, who is also a Member of Parliament (MP), also said that he is happy with the decision of the Supreme Court to allow the Delhi police to register two FIRs against him.
The first FIR registered against Sharan was under the POSCO Act for sexual harassment offences against a minor, and the second one was registered pertaining to the complaint filed by the other women wrestlers.
“I am content with the decision of the honourable court. The wrestlers have been raising their demands for so many days, and they were protesting for the same. They went to the court, and the court also took cognizance,” Brij Bhushan said.