A Delhi court Friday granted exemption from personal appearance for a day to BJP MP and outgoing Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh in the case of alleged sexual harassment of women wrestlers.
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Harjeet Singh Jaspal of the Rouse Avenue court granted the relief to Singh on an application moved by his counsel.
Co-accused Vinod Tomar was present in court.
The accused’s counsel Rajiv Mohan asked the court to give him some more time to scrutinise the documents. “I need time to tally the documents. I need to cross-check once … they’re almost complete,” said Mohan, requesting to shift the matter to next week. ACMM Jaspal granted more time for scrutiny of documents considering the “voluminous nature” of the record.
Pravir Singh, representing the six wrestlers who are complainants in the matter, filed five additional vakalatnamas. The matter is now listed on August 3.