Politicians and sportspersons condemn police action and detention of protesting wrestlers

Updated: May 28 2023 6:50PM

New Delhi, May 28 (PTI) The dramatic detention of protesting wrestlers by Delhi Police on Sunday was condemned by several politicians and sportspersons who termed the act as "shame on the government".

Top wrestlers, including the likes of Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik and Bajrang Punia, were detained for violation of law and order after they breached the security cordon while trying to move towards the new Parliament building for a planned women's 'Mahapanchayat'.

Chaotic scenes were witnessed at the protest site at Jantar Mantar as wrestlers and police officers shoved and pushed each other when Vinesh Phogat, her cousin sister Sangeeta Phogat and Sakshi Malik tried to breach the barricades.