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Six women wrestlers file written complaints against Brij Bhushan Singh

Six women wrestlers file written complaints against Brij Bhushan Singh

The Rose Avenue Court in Delhi listed the matter on December 6 for filing written submissions by the prosecution.

Women wrestlers filed a written complaint against former Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh in the Wrestlers sexual harassment case. The petitions were filed at the Rose Avenue Court in Delhi on Tuesday.

According to reports, the court listed the matter on December 6 for filing written submissions by the prosecution. The court further stated that the parties can file additional written submissions in rebuttal.

The Rose Avenue Court in Delhi listed the matter on December 6 for filing written submissions vs Brij Bhushan Singh

On October 30, the court pulled up the counsel appearing to repeat the arguments on charges. After hearing the arguments, Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) had asked the counsels for all the parties to file written submissions.

ACMM Jaspal had said in the order that the court encourages the three counsels for parties to file a written compilation of the arguments so that the arguments can be concluded systematically.

In the complaints, Brij Bushan Sran Singh is alleged to have committed the crimes during tournaments in several countries. The Court noted that as per the prosecution, the offences happened in Tokyo, Mongolia, Bulgaria, Jakarta, Kazakhstan and Turkey cannot be tried by the court.

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The court noted that it has no jurisdiction to try any offence allegedly committed outside India as the sanction under section 188 CrPc has not been obtained.

As per the submissions made by the Additional Public Prosecutor (APP), the act of sexual harassment was a continuing offence as it didn’t stop at any particular time.

As per Additional Public Prosecutor (APP), the accused molested the victims whenever he got the opportunity. Such harassment can not be looked at as isolated, the court noted. The APP Atul Kumar Srivastava sought some more time to file written arguments. Hence, the matter has been posted to the next hearing on 6th December.

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