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The committee will now have until March 9 to submit the report. The competent authorities approved the extension after a request letter was sent by members of the Oversight Committee requesting an extension for the submission of the report. The extension also applies to other functioning of
Updated : 1 month, 4 weeks ago IST
The government established the Oversight Committee to handle the day-to-day management of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI). Within a month, the investigation committee must provide its report.
Updated : 2 months, 1 week ago IST
This includes the suspension of the ongoing ranking competition, and the return of entry fees taken from the participants for any ongoing activities.
The suspended WFI official denied any communication regarding his suspension, stating that this news reached him through ANI when the news agency contacted him to get a reaction to this announcement.
The wrestlers, who were protesting at Jantar Mantar, called of their protest after a meeting with Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur.
Wrestling Federation of India Assistant Secretary Vinod Tomar on Saturday termed the charges levelled against the federation's president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh 'baseless'.
Members of the committee include Olympic medalist Mary Kom, former archer Dola Banerjee, Alaknanda Ashok, London Olympic medalist Yogeshwar Dutt, Indian Weightlifting Federation President Sahdev Yadav and two advocates, the IOA announced on Friday.
He also informed the media that the WFI had issued the explanation to the Sports Ministry within the stipulated 72 hours on the allegations made by wrestlers, including Olympic and Commonwealth Games (CWG) medalists, in Delhi.
Talking about the aftermath of her Tokyo Olympics performance, Phogat said that she had requested the WFI President to meet her after returning from the Olympics but Brij Bhushan Saran Singh has not met her to date.
The Wrestling sportspersons--Sakshee Malikkh, Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat, Ravi Dahiya and other wrestlers left Thakur's residence after meeting him for three hours.
Vinesh Phogat, the first Indian woman wrestler to win gold in both Commonwealth and Asian Games, told the media that the government should intervene and appoint former wrestlers for different roles in WFI.
Olympic medalist Bajrang Punia stated that the wrestlers who are protesting at Jantar Mantar are not making bogus claims as more grapplers have surfaced who are victims of sexual assault. He also said that they also have valid proof of the misdeeds suffered by the victims