WFI emergency meet called off, its officials remain tightlipped

GONDA: The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) called off its emergency general council meeting scheduled to be held in Ayodhya on Sunday. Called to evolve the strategy to deal

with the controversy surrounding its president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh and some other officials, the meeting was cancelled at the last moment as the sports ministry late

Saturday evening suspended all the activities of the federation till an oversight committee got appointed to oversee its day-to-day operations. Secretary general of WFI, VN

Prasood, said, “We will cooperate with the government and provide whatever assistance is required. No meeting took place on Sunday and it was cancelled soon after we got the

ministry’s letter. The committee constituted by the government will oversee the operations of the federation till further orders.” “The meeting has been cancelled but since

all of us were here, we decided to have breakfast and refreshments before leaving for our destinations,” said a participant not willing to be identified. At a resort on

Ayodhya bypass where the meeting was scheduled to take place, the WFI office-bearers stayed in their rooms to avoid news channels. Karan Bhushan Singh, the son of Singh and

vice-president of the federation, was also present at the resort but did not talk to the media. Later, a group escorted some of the office-bearers in private vehicles, probably to

Gonda, to meet Brij Bhushan.