Wrestler protest: Vinesh Phogat alleges drunk police attacked, abused two wrestlers | WATCH
Two-time Olympian Vinesh Phogat on Thursday broke down and alleged that drunk police officials attacked and abused two protesting wrestlers.
In a press conference, Phogat was seen in tears and said some members of the group she is protesting with were roughed up by a cop in the Delhi Police.
Protesting wrestlers attacked by a drunk cop
She further said the area where they are accommodated is filled with water and there was no place to sleep. One police personnel, in an inebriated state, started pushing them when they were bringing cots. Moreover, there were no women police personnel present, Phogat alleged.
The top wrestler broke down during the conference and said the accused, Brij Bhushan, is sleeping peacefully at his home while they are bringing cots and questioned if they win medals to see such days.
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A scuffle broke out between Delhi Police and protesting wrestlers late at night at Jantar Mantar. In the viral video, some of the protestors can be heard accusing police personnel of attacking two wrestlers under the influence of alcohol. The accused cop can be seen sitting in the video and the wrestlers alleged that his colleagues were mute spectators.
Following the incident, Delhi Police promised to closely examine the CCTV footage of the protest area and investigate the allegations. The Delhi Police also said the footage of each CCTV camera will be examined frame by frame and high-definition CCTV cameras have been installed at the protest site.
Earlier, the Supreme Court directed Delhi Police to file an FIR against Wrestlers Feredation of India President Brij Bhushan Singh. The top wrestlers of India have accused Singh of sexually and physically assaulting the players.
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