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The plea states that Brijbhushan Sharan Singh's character has been assassinated on the basis of false allegations and activities done at the protest site by the accused wrestlers.
A criminal complaint has been filed before the Patiala House Court, Delhi against wrestlers Vinesh Phogat, Bajrang Punia, and Sakshi Malik for pressing "false allegations" of sexual harassment on the then President of Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) Brijbhushan Sharan Singh and for "hate speech" against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The plea filed by Bam Bam Maharaj Nauhatiya, a social activist and National Chief of Atal Jan Shakti Party states that the allegations made by the accused persons against Brijbhushan Sharan Singh are “false” and connected in a direct or indirect way by any “influence or personal gain”.
The complaint filed through Advocate Dr. A.P Singh states, “The Accused persons are well-known wrestlers who also play international tournaments and any one of them are not physically weak or poor to oppose the alleged offence. So, it is hard to believe that they were harassed by a 66-year-old man (Brijbhushan Sharan Singh)”.
"It is worth noting that any one of the wrestlers amongst them who have made allegations neither protested against the alleged harassment nor lodged any written or verbal FIR, the complaint to the Police Station, Women Helpline or the State Women Commission, Ministry of Women Welfare, Indian Olympic Association, etc, all offices are also situated in Delhi as well as other states also", the plea adds.
The plea also states that the protest organized by the wrestlers at Jantar Mantar, News Delhi was only for creating unnecessary pressure on the Police and the Court to get desired actions.
"According to the telecast news on National news Channels, MODI TERI KABRA KUDEGI, the slogan was raised openly at the Jantar Mantar protest organized by the wrestlers which comes under the category of Hate Speech and on the basis of the language used by the protestors, it is clearly evident that they threatened to kill Narendra Modi", the plea states.
"Hate Speech is a crime in law and a serious offence according to the latest precedents passed by the Supreme Court of India", the plea reads.
The plea further states that Brijbhushan Sharan Singh's character has been assassinated on the basis of false allegations and activities done at the protest site by the accused wrestlers.
The matter is fixed for hearing tomorrow i.e. May 25 before an Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate at Patiala House Court, Delhi.
Case Title: Bam Bam Maharaj Nauhatiya v. Vinesh Phogat @ Pahalwan & Ors.
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