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Centre suspends all ongoing activities of Wrestling Federation of India | Other Sports News

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The Union authorities on Saturday determined to droop all actions of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) till the Oversight Committee is formally appointed and takes over the day-to-day actions of the federation. This contains the suspension of the continued rating competitors, and the return of entry charges taken from the individuals for any ongoing actions. The announcement follows a call on January 20, 2023, by the federal government to nominate an Oversight Committee which is able to take over the day-to-day actions of the WFI.

The choice got here shortly after the assistant secretary, WFI, Vinod Tomar, was suspended with speedy impact.The suspended WFI official denied any communication concerning his suspension, stating that this information reached him by means of ANI when the information company contacted him to get a response to this announcement.

“I didn’t learn about this. I solely realized by means of a name from ANI that I’ve been suspended. I didn’t get any prior details about this. I’ve not executed something flawed,” Tomar, informed ANI on Saturday.

Earlier on Saturday, Tomar termed the fees in opposition to the federation`s president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh `baseless`. Chatting with ANI, Tomar stated the wrestlers, who sat in a dharna at Delhi`s Jantar Mantar and levelled allegations of sexual harassment and monetary impropriety in opposition to the WFI president, haven’t produced any proof to help their claims.

“The allegations are baseless. It has been 3-4 days (for the reason that wrestlers sat in protest) and so they nonetheless haven`t produced any proof. I’ve been related to them for the previous 12 years and I by no means got here throughout any such incident or allegation,” Tomar informed ANI.

“The federal government of India is dedicated to making sure the right functioning of the WFI, and the Oversight Committee will assist to make sure that all of the complaints made in opposition to the Government Committee of the Federation are enquired into and the Federation is managed in an environment friendly and clear method in the perfect pursuits of the sportspersons,” acknowledged a launch by the Union authorities on Saturday.