After a protest by elite wrestlers, Indian authorities accused the federation head with sexual harassment and stalking.
In April, wrestlers sat in New Delhi to demand the arrest of BJP MP Brij Bhushan Singh.
Olympic medalists and other Indian wrestling champions accused Singh of molesting women and seeking sexual favors.
Delhi Police charged Singh with sexual harassment and stalking “after completion of investigation” under the Indian Penal Code.
Vinod Tomar, a Singh follower and WFI assistant secretary, was charged with the same crimes.
Police stated a minor’s complaint against Singh was dropped.
Prosecutor Atul Shrivastava verified the allegations.
Wrestlers were unavailable for comment.
Singh, a six-term Uttar Pradesh politician, has led the wrestling association for almost a decade.
He denied sexual harassment and intimidation and alleged a “conspiracy” to remove him from parliament.
The weeks-long protest by India’s best wrestlers, including two-time world champion Vinesh Phogat and Olympic bronze medalist Sakshi Malik, garnered widespread support.
They swelled to thousands.
Olympic champions like javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra and rifle shooter Abhinav Bindra supported his teammates.
In May, police hauled demonstrators away from India’s new parliament as Prime Minister Narendra Modi opened it.
Malik and Phogat threatened to throw their international medals into the Ganges unless the police intervened.
After the Supreme Court questioned the delayed development, authorities investigated Singh’s charges.
After the government committed to examine sexual harassment charges and gave itself till Thursday to reply, the wrestlers paused the sit-in.
It also guaranteed WFI elections without Singh or his family.