Delhi Court Orders Framing of Charges Against BJP Leader Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh in Sexual Harassment Case

According to the court's ruling on Friday (May 10), Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh has been charged with the offence of outraging the modesty of women

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In a significant development, a Delhi court has ordered the framing of charges against BJP leader and former Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh in a case involving the alleged sexual harassment of five female wrestlers. The court’s decision marks a pivotal moment in the legal proceedings surrounding the high-profile case.

According to the court’s ruling on Friday (May 10), Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh has been charged with the offence of outraging the modesty of women, alongside other relevant sections of the law. The court determined that there is sufficient material to proceed with framing charges against him, emphasizing the gravity of the accusations leveled against the BJP leader.

“Charges were framed against Brij Bhushan under sections 354 and 354A in respect of each victim,” stated the court, highlighting the specific legal provisions invoked in the case. The decision underscores the court’s commitment to upholding the rights and dignity of the victims while ensuring accountability for the accused.

However, in a notable twist, the court acquitted Brij Bhushan of the charges leveled by the sixth wrestler involved in the case. This aspect of the ruling adds a layer of complexity to the legal proceedings, raising questions about the evidentiary standards and the broader context of the allegations.

The case against Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh has garnered significant attention due to its implications for both the sports community and the political landscape. As a prominent figure in Indian wrestling and a leader within the BJP, Singh’s legal battles have captured public interest and fueled discussions about accountability and transparency.

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