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NEW DELHI: Ministry of sports union announces suspension Vinod Tomar‘s assistant secretary Indian Wrestling Federation (WFI) on Saturday.
The suspended WFI official denied any communication regarding his suspension, saying the news came to him through ANI when the news agency contacted him for response. about this notice.
“I didn’t know about this. I just learned through a call from ANI that I have been suspended. I did not receive any prior information about this. I did nothing wrong,” Vinod Tomar said. with ANI on Saturday.
Tomar on Saturday called the charges against the federation president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh ‘unfounded’.
Speaking to ANI, Tomar said the wrestlers, who sat in a dharna at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar and leveled allegations of sexual harassment and financial inappropriateness against President of WFIdid not present any evidence to support their claims.
“The allegations are baseless. It’s been 3-4 days (since the wrestlers sat down to protest) and they still haven’t presented any evidence. I’ve been with them for the past 12 years and I never encountered any such incident or allegation,” Tomar told ANI.
He added that the WFI president had resigned pending an investigation against him by the Union Sports Department.
“He has left his position until the ongoing investigation against him is over. He has not resigned but has distanced himself from the day-to-day affairs of WFI, pending the investigation. check,” Tomar added.
After receiving assurances from the government that their grievances against the head of WFI and other heads of office would be resolved, the Indian wrestlers called off their rally on Thursday night. Six.
After late-night negotiations with protesting star boxers, union sports minister Anurag Thakur announced that Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh will ‘step aside’ from the day-to-day affairs of WFI until a seven-member ‘oversight committee’ led by Olympic athlete MC Marykom completes its investigation. about the charges against him.
The minister added that the investigative committee had been tasked with four weeks to submit the report.

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