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Wrestlers allege violence at Jantar Mantar protest site, blame Delhi cops over it
Wrestlers' protest
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Wrestlers allege violence at Jantar Mantar protest site, blame Delhi cops over it

| @indiablooms | 04 May 2023, 12:36 am

New Delhi/IBNS: Wrestlers holding a protest at Delhi's Jantar Mantar alleged that there was a scuffle with outsiders on Wednesday evening.

Some of them alleged that the men who engaged in a scuffle with them were Delhi Police personnel.

However, there is no clarity on the identity of the attackers yet.

This is the first time people at Jantar Mantar, the protest site of the national capital, have witnessed violence.

Visuals from the site showed the wrestlers arguing with uniformed members of the Delhi Police.

The wrestlers who have been staging a protest at the site for 11 days, alleged that the man who targeted them was intoxicated.

He allegedly beat them up and abused the women. Several athletes were hit on the head and sustained serious injuries, they alleged.

The wrestlers have been demanding the removal of BJP MP and chief of the country's wrestling federation Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, accusing him of sexually harassing some of the top wrestlers.

Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh has denied any wrongdoing but added that he is ready to resign if Prime Minister Narendra Modi or the BJP asks him to.

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