The sports ministry on Saturday suspended Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) assistant secretary Vinod Tomar, following allegations of sexual harassment and corruption against sports body chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. The ministry also canceled the Open Championship, which was scheduled to start in Sharan’s UP stronghold of Gonda.
Sources in the ministry said Tomar’s presence would be detrimental to the development of this high-priority discipline. Sources also said that the soon-to-be-formed monitoring committee of the ministry will be empowered to take decisions on all matters related to Indian wrestling.
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At the end of a marathon meeting late on Friday night, Sports Minister Anurag Thakur said the government had ordered an inquiry into allegations against some of the country’s top wrestlers, including Vinesh Phogat, Bajrang Punia, Sakshi Malik and Ravi. It has been decided to form a monitoring committee. Dahiya, against Sharan and his body.
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