Wrestlers Call Off Protest, Federation Chief To Step Aside Till Probe Is Completed, Says Sports Minister Anurag Thakur

Wrestlers Call Off Protest, Federation Chief To Step Aside Till Probe Is Completed, Says Sports Minister Anurag Thakur

Vinesh Phogat and other wrestlers call-off the protest© NDTV

After getting assurances that their grievances would be addressed, wrestlers called off their protest following second round of meeting with union sports minister Anurag Thakur that ended after midnight on Saturday. The minister assured the wrestlers, which included big names like Olympic medallists Bajrang Punia and Sakshi Malik, World Championship medallist Vinesh Phogat, that investigation with regards to their allegations of sexual misconduct against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) coaches and president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh will be completed in four weeks. The WFI chief will step aside till the oversight committee investigates issue, Thakur added.

More updates to follow.

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