Babita Phogat Joins Sports Ministry

Commonwealth Games gold medallist wrestler Babita Phogat has joined the oversight committee formed to probe the various allegations against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. Formed by the Sports Ministry, the oversight committee is carrying out an inquiry into the allegations of sexual misconduct, harassment, intimidation, financial irregularities, and administrative lapses of the WFI and its chief.

Babita is the sixth member of the oversight committee, headed by legendary boxer MC Mary Kom, and includes former wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt, former shuttler Trupti Murgunde, Radhica Sreeman, and Rajesh Rajagopalan, ex-CEO, Target Olympic Podium Scheme.


Sports Minister Anurag Thakur had earlier this month announced the formation of the committee to investigate the charges against the WFI chief and also manage the day-to-day affairs of the sports body.

The tussle between the agitating grapplers and the WFI ended after the athletes called off their protest following assurances from the government.

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