WFI elections

Wrestling Federation of India’s elections to tale place on July 6, result on same day

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The Wrestling Federation of India‘s much awaited elections will take place on July 6, the returning officer announced in a notification issued on Tuesday.

The announcement comes a day after the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) appointed retired high court judge Mahesh Mittal Kumar as the returning officer to set the poll process in motion.

It was also notified that the results of the elections will also be announced on same day.

After a meeting with Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur, star Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia last week said the government assured that the ongoing probe by Delhi Police against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh will be completed before June 15.

Olympians Bajrang Punia, Sakshi Malik and Vinesh Phogat along with other wrestlers had been on a protest in the national capital since the beginning of this year in order to press for the arrest of the Brij Bhushan over allegations of sexual harassment.

The elections will be critical in moulding the future of wrestling in India and deciding the federation’s leadership.

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