The wrestlers who have been protesting against WFI chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh said on Friday that they will call off their agitation. Sports minister Anurag Thakur said the WFI president will step aside from his post until the probe against him is completed.

The investigation is expected to go on for four weeks. Vinesh Phogat has alleged that the WFI president had been sexually harassing women wrestlers. Singh has denied all allegations. 

   

WFI controversy: Wrestlers to stop protests, Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh to step aside till probe is completed

WHAT?

The wrestlers who have been protesting against WFI chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh said on Friday that they will call off their agitation. Sports minister Anurag Thakur said the WFI president will step aside from his post until the probe against him is completed.

WHEN?

The committee will complete their investigation in four weeks and till then, the WFI president will step aside from his day-to-day responsibilities while cooperating in the investigation. Sources told India Today that the wrestlers who have been protesting for days said they will not protest till the report by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) comes out.

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Vinesh Phogat, Bajrang Punia and a number of wrestlers have been holding protests against the wrestling body and its chief at the national capital's Jantar Mantar. Phogat has alleged that the WFI president had been sexually harassing women wrestlers. Singh has denied all allegations, stating, "Sexual harassment never happened. If even one athlete comes forward and proves this, I will hang myself."