Preliminary probe needed before FIR on sexual harassment allegations of wrestlers: Delhi Police to SC

New Delhi:  The Delhi Police on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that some kind of preliminary probe was needed before it can proceed with the registration of an FIR over sexual harassment allegations levelled by seven women wrestlers against WFI chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.

A bench comprising Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud and Justice P S Narasimha was told by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Delhi Police, that if the top court felt that an FIR was to be lodged straightaway then it may be done. “However, the police felt there are some issues which needed preliminary inquiry before the registration of the FIR,” the top law officer said.

“You know Solicitor we also don’t do something without hearing the other side and unless we have some material. Please furnish the material which you have on Friday…We took it up as this involves a minor etc,” the CJI said.