Olympic bronze medalist Bajrang Punia agreed to a narco-analysis test on Monday after Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh challenged him to do so in order to verify the veracity of wrestlers' sexual harassment claims against the WFI president.
In a Facebook post on Sunday, the WFI head said that he is prepared to show up for a polygraph or narcoanalysis test to demonstrate his innocence.
I'm willing to take a drug test, a polygraph, or a lie detector exam, but only on the condition that Vinesh Phogat and Bajrang Punia do the tests beside me. Call a press conference and announce it if both wrestlers agree to have it done. I guarantee that I will be prepared for the exam, he wrote in Hindi.
Bajrang responded by saying, “We are prepared to take the drug test, but we would also like him (Brij Bhushan) to take the test under the supervision of the Supreme Court and with live streaming on national television.”
“We want to know what inquiries are being made. He has requested that Vinesh and I take a drug test. I'm explaining why not only the two of us, but also all the females who have made complaints, should submit to a drug test, said Bajrang, who was protesting with Sakshi Malik and Vinesh Phogat at Jantar Mantar.
According to Vinesh, the whole nation need to be aware of the kind of injustice they have been subjected to for many years.
“The entire nation ought to be aware of the injustice and atrocities we experienced.”
Bajrang was irate because certain media are extolling Brij Bhushan, and he pleaded with them not to.
Please treat him as such since he is a sexual harassment accuser and not a celebrity, Vinesh said.
Another round of the protesting wrestlers' candlelight march from Jantar Mantar to India Gate will take place.
As you are aware, on May 23, when our protest will have been in effect for one month, we will march with candles to India Gate.
Sakshi added, “We must remind people that this is a peaceful protest and that anyone trying to cause trouble by making provocative speeches or causing any sort of trouble would be responsible for the consequences and we don't take any responsibility.”