Bajrang Punia has alleged misbehavior against the police.Image Credit source: PTI
New Delhi: Indian wrestlers, who have made the road an arena of riots instead of wrestling mats, have once again made serious allegations against the Delhi Police. Indian wrestlers agitating against Wrestling Federation of India President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh have alleged that the lights at their protest site at Jantar Mantar have been cut off and even water is not being allowed near them. Olympic medalist Bajrang Punia has alleged that the police is treating him like a terrorist.
Wrestlers including Bajrang, Sakshi Malik and Vinesh Phogat, who sat on a sit-in for the first time in January against Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, alleging sexual harassment, among others, returned to Jantar Mantar only last week. He had then alleged that the Delhi Police was not registering an FIR against Brij Bhushan on his complaint. After this he had turned to the Supreme Court.
Treating players like terrorists
On Friday, after the rebuke of the Supreme Court, the Delhi Police had said that they would file a case against the WFI President. Late night, the Delhi Police registered two FIRs at the Connaught Place police station, one under the POCSO Act (Prevention of Sexual Offenses against Minors Act). The wrestlers had already said that they will continue the sit-in even after the FIR, until the arrest is made.
Under this, the wrestlers were standing on their front. Then shortly after the news of the FIR came out, Bajrang Punia posted a video on his Instagram account. In his video, Bajrang alleged that the Delhi Police is treating him as if he were a terrorist. Bajrang also said that as soon as those people were having food, the police cut off the lights there.