Solicitor general Tushar Mehta asked the Supreme Court to dispose of the petition filed by the wrestlers since the city police has agreed to register a FIR against Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.
The Delhi police will register a first information report (FIR) on a complaint submitted by seven women wrestlers including a minor accusing Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singhof sexual harassment, solicitor general Tushar Mehta told the Supreme Court on Friday.
The FIR will be registered today. Nothing survives now,” Mehta told the bench of Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud and justice PS Narasimha which took up a petition filed by three top women wrestlers seeking directions to register a criminal case on their April 21 complaint submitted to the Delhi police.
The bench took the statement on record and posted the matter after a week after it was shown a sealed cover by the petitioners showing sensitive information about the threat to life faced by the minor complainant. Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, who appeared for the petitioners, also shared the material with Mehta.
Sibal stressed the need to ensure the safety of all the complainants – he said the minor girl left Delhi as she feared for her security – and sought the appointment of a special task force to probe the case which could be monitored by a retired judge of the Supreme Court.
On Friday, he said that it was decided to register FIR once it was found that the complaint disclosed a cognizable offence. “Now there is something more to it. It is going in a different direction,” Mehta said, asking the top court to dispose of the petition since it only sought registration of an FIR which was being done.