New Delhi: Wrestlers Vinesh Phogat, Bajrang Punia, Sakshee Malikkh, Ravi Dahiya and Deepak Punia on Friday wrote a letter to IOA President PT Usha, accusing the WFI President of sexual exploitation and financial irregularities in the complaint.
In the letter, the athletes have demanded the resignation of the WFI president and the formation of an inquiry committee on the allegations of sexual abuse.
Amon others, their complaint include allegations of non-payment of sponsorship money, coaches not selected on the basis of merit, and Vinesh Phogat being mentally harassed.
— Vinesh Phogat (@Phogat_Vinesh) January 20, 2023
On the other hand, Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh has dismissed the allegations and said he will hold a press conference after 4 pm at the Wrestling Training Centre in Nawabganj, Gonda district, Uttar Pradesh, today.