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Wrestlers Sexual Harassment Case: Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh Gets 2-Day Provisional Bail | indian news

NEW DELHI: Outgoing WFI chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh was given a two-day provisional bail on Tuesday by a delhi court in case of alleged sexual harassment of the woman fighters. The court also granted provisional bail to Vinod Tomar, another defendant in the case. Both defendants were granted provisional bail with a bond of Rs 25,000 each. The court will hear arguments for his regular bail plea on Thursday.
delhi police had filed a charge sheet against Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh and Vinod Tomar, suspended under-secretary of the All India Wrestling Federation, on June 15.
The charge sheet against the six-time Singh MP was filed under sections 354 (assault or criminal force on a woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 354A (sexual harassment), 354D (stalking) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the CPI.
Tomar was charged with offenses under IPC sections 109 (institution of any offence, if the act instigated is committed as a consequence and where its punishment is not expressly provided for), 354, 354A and 506 (criminal intimidation).
Taking cognizance of the charge sheet, Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Harjeet Singh Jaspal had ordered the two defendants to appear in court on 18 July.
During the hearing, Brij Bhushan Singh’s lawyer claimed media judgment. The judge said that the lawyer can file an application with the high court or the trial court and an appropriate order will be issued on the application.
The lawyer, however, did not move any lawsuit in this regard.

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