Brij Bhushan Singh snaps at Times Now journalist, slams car door on her mic

Times Now accused the WFI chief of misbehaving with its reporter.

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News channel Times Now has stated that WFI chief Brij Bhushan Singh misbehaved with its journalist at Delhi airport today. This was hours after the Indian Express reported that the Delhi police, in its chargesheet filed last month, had found Singh liable to be “prosecuted and punished” for sexual harassment, molestation and stalking. 

A video clip showed Times Now journalist Tejshree Purandare trying to question Singh at the airport. He initially ducked the questions, saying “Mere paas apke liye kuch masala nahi hain.” (“I don’t have any spice for you.”)

When Purandare continued questioning him and asked if he would resign, Singh snapped, “Kyun de istifa? Kyun de istifa? (“Why should I resign?”)

He then raised his voice and said, “Istifa kis baat ki mang rahin hain aap. Chup.” (“On what basis are you asking for the resignation. Shut up.”)

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Purandare continued to question Singh while following him to his car. Singh climbed into the vehicle and slammed the door, with Purandare’s mic trapped inside. The mic then fell to the ground. Purandare then told the camera that Singh had “misbehaved with a mediaperson...He behaved in a rude manner.”

Singh has been in the eye of a storm ever since India’s top wrestlers accused him of sexual harassment. A few weeks ago, in an interaction with Newslaundry, he said he was “very happy” with how events have unfolded because “now the whole country knows me”. Read about it here.

Also read this report in Newslaundry on why Singh thinks he’s above the law. 

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