Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh sought sexual favours, groped wrestlers: FIRs

Bharatiya Janata Party Member of Parliament Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh allegedly offered to buy a wrestler “supplements” if she gave into his sexual advances, called another to his bed and hugged her besides assaulting and inappropriately touching other athletes, according to the First Information Reports (FIRs) filed against him.

The two FIRs, including one under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, were filed on the basis of complaints of the six wrestlers and the father a minor one on April 28. They cite threats the athletes faced.

According to the FIR filed under the POCSO Act, Singh allegedly held the minor wrestler tightly during the 2022 Ranchi National Games while pretending to getting a picture clicked. He then allegedly touched her inappropriately.

“He told my daughter that she should support him and he would support her. However, my daughter somehow managed to wriggle out of the strong grip of the accused and bluntly told him: ‘Sir, I have reached this level with my hard work and hope to achieve more with my hard work’,” the FIR says, quoting the minor’s father.

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