Sexual Harassment Case: The Rouse Avenue court has acknowledged the chargesheet filed by the Delhi police against Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, a BJP MP and the outgoing chief of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI), in a case involving alleged sexual harassment of women wrestlers.
The court has summoned Singh to appear on July 18, indicating that there are sufficient evidence to proceed against him.
The Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Harjeet Singh Jaspal has specifically directed Singh to present himself in court on the mentioned date.
In addition to Singh, the court has also summoned Vinod Tomar, the suspended assistant secretary of the Wrestling Federation of India, for the same hearing on July 18.
Upon receiving the court summons, Singh stated that he would comply and appear before the court without seeking any exemptions.
The chargesheet against Singh was filed on June 15, citing sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 354A (sexual harassment), 354D (stalking), and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Vinod Tomar was additionally charged in the chargesheet under sections 109, 354, 354A, and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC.
On July 1, ACMM Harjeet Singh Jaspal had postponed the decision regarding whether to take cognizance of the chargesheet filed by the Delhi police against Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, setting the pronouncement for July 7.
The judge mentioned that the time required for the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) report and the report on the Call Detail Record (CDR) awaited, suggesting a delay in the proceedings.
These developments mark a significant step in the legal process, as the court has found adequate grounds to summon Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh and Vinod Tomar based on the charges levelled against them.