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Mary Kom to guide panel to probe allegations towards wrestling federation president

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Mary Kom to lead panel to probe allegations against wrestling federation president

By PTI

NEW DELHI: It’s official! Boxing nice M C Mary Kom will lead a five-member Oversight Committee that can probe the sexual harassment costs towards Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.

The government-appointed committee may also run the day-to-day affairs of WFI for the following month.

The different members of the panel are Olympic medallist wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt, former badminton participant and Mission Olympic Cell member Trupti Murgunde, ex-TOPS CEO Rajagopalan and former SAI government director – groups – Radhica Sreeman.

The announcement of the panel was made by Sports Minister Anurag Thakur on Monday.

Thakur had determined to kind the committee on Saturday following a three-day sit-in protest by a few of the nation’s high wrestlers together with Vinesh Phogat, Bajrang Punia, Sakshi Malik and Ravi Dahiya towards the WFI and its chief.

The wrestlers ended their protest after a breakthrough was achieved throughout a marathon second spherical of talks with Thakur late on Friday evening.

“The WFI president won’t discharge his duties and avoid the day-to-day affairs of WFI.

The day-to-day working of WFI will probably be taken care of by the Oversight Committee until their mandated length and it’ll additionally probe the intense allegations towards WFI and its chief,” Thakur stated.

“The Oversight Committee will probably be underneath the chairmanship of world champion Mary Kom.

Along together with her, Yogeshwar Dutt, MOC member and Dronacharya awardee Trupti Murgunde, former TOPS CEO Rajagopalan and former ED Teams, SAI Radica Sreeman will probably be a part of the committee.

“In the next month, this committee will probe into the sexual allegations and other charges after talking to all parties and submit its report. Till then all the day-to-day decisions and workings of WFI will be taken care of by this committee,” he added.

Both Mary Kom and Yogeshwar are additionally a part of the seven-member committee shaped by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to probe the allegations of sexual harassment and corruption towards the WFI chief.

Besides legendary boxer Mary Kom and wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt, the IOA panel consists of archer Dola Banerjee and Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWLF) president and IOA treasurer Sahdev Yadav.

The different members of the IOA committee are two advocates — Talish Ray and Shlok Chandra — in addition to former shuttler and IOA joint secretary Alaknanda Ashok, who’s its vice chairperson.

The agitating wrestlers, together with younger Anshu Malik, Sangeeta Phogat and Sonam Malik amongst others, began the sit-in protest at Jantar Mantar right here on Wednesday and demanded the sacking of the WFI chief.

The wrestlers additionally demanded that the WFI be disbanded instantly and a brand new panel is shaped, together with grapplers in it.

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NEW DELHI: It’s official! Boxing nice M C Mary Kom will lead a five-member Oversight Committee that can probe the sexual harassment costs towards Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.

The government-appointed committee may also run the day-to-day affairs of WFI for the following month.

The different members of the panel are Olympic medallist wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt, former badminton participant and Mission Olympic Cell member Trupti Murgunde, ex-TOPS CEO Rajagopalan and former SAI government director – groups – Radhica Sreeman.

The announcement of the panel was made by Sports Minister Anurag Thakur on Monday.

Thakur had determined to kind the committee on Saturday following a three-day sit-in protest by a few of the nation’s high wrestlers together with Vinesh Phogat, Bajrang Punia, Sakshi Malik and Ravi Dahiya towards the WFI and its chief.

The wrestlers ended their protest after a breakthrough was achieved throughout a marathon second spherical of talks with Thakur late on Friday evening.

“The WFI president won’t discharge his duties and avoid the day-to-day affairs of WFI.

The day-to-day working of WFI will probably be taken care of by the Oversight Committee until their mandated length and it’ll additionally probe the intense allegations towards WFI and its chief,” Thakur stated.

“The Oversight Committee will probably be underneath the chairmanship of world champion Mary Kom.

Along together with her, Yogeshwar Dutt, MOC member and Dronacharya awardee Trupti Murgunde, former TOPS CEO Rajagopalan and former ED Teams, SAI Radica Sreeman will probably be a part of the committee.

“In the next month, this committee will probe into the sexual allegations and other charges after talking to all parties and submit its report. Till then all the day-to-day decisions and workings of WFI will be taken care of by this committee,” he added.

Both Mary Kom and Yogeshwar are additionally a part of the seven-member committee shaped by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to probe the allegations of sexual harassment and corruption towards the WFI chief.

Besides legendary boxer Mary Kom and wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt, the IOA panel consists of archer Dola Banerjee and Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWLF) president and IOA treasurer Sahdev Yadav.

The different members of the IOA committee are two advocates — Talish Ray and Shlok Chandra — in addition to former shuttler and IOA joint secretary Alaknanda Ashok, who’s its vice chairperson.

The agitating wrestlers, together with younger Anshu Malik, Sangeeta Phogat and Sonam Malik amongst others, began the sit-in protest at Jantar Mantar right here on Wednesday and demanded the sacking of the WFI chief.

The wrestlers additionally demanded that the WFI be disbanded instantly and a brand new panel is shaped, together with grapplers in it.

ALSO READ | Sports ministry strikes again, suspends WFI’s keyman Tomar