In the midst of ongoing harassment charges leveled against him, the President of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI), Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, has announced his willingness to undergo narco tests. Singh, a prominent figure in the wrestling community, made it clear that he would only agree to the test if two renowned wrestlers, Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat, also undergo the same procedure.
Singh’s statement came in response to the allegations of sexual harassment raised against him by female grapplers, including Phogat. These wrestlers have been staging protests at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar since April 23, demanding Singh’s immediate arrest.
Speaking about Singh’s challenge, Vinesh Phogat confirmed that not only she and Punia but all the complainants who have accused Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh of sexual harassment are ready to undergo a live lie-detector test. Phogat emphasized the importance of the test, stating that it would reveal the truth behind Singh’s actions and expose what he allegedly did to the female wrestlers.
The allegations against Singh have sparked a major controversy within the wrestling community, drawing attention to the broader issue of sexual harassment in sports. The protests by Punia, Phogat, and other wrestlers have garnered significant support from both athletes and the public, leading to increased pressure on authorities to take decisive action.
As the protests against Singh’s alleged misconduct complete a month today, tensions remain high within the wrestling community. The demand for his arrest and accountability has grown stronger, and the offer of undergoing narco tests by Singh and the willingness of the complainants to take lie-detector tests may serve as a turning point in the ongoing controversy.