Olympic wrestler Sushil Kumar and his associate Ajay Kumar (back) in the custody of Delhi Police Special cell in New Delhi(Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)
Olympic wrestler Sushil Kumar and his associate Ajay Kumar (back) in the custody of Delhi Police Special cell in New Delhi(Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)

Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar sent to 6-day police custody

  • Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar sent to 6-day police custody in Sagar Rana murder case, says his counsel BS Jakhar
By hindustantimes.com | Reported by Richa Banka, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2021 07:52 PM IST

Two-time Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar was sent to 6-day police custody on Sunday in the Sagar Rana murder case, his advocate BS Jakhar said. The wrestler was remanded due to his alleged involvement in the death of a young wrestler, Sagar Rana, in Delhi's Chhatrasal Stadium.

The wrestler along with co-accused Ajay was arrested from outer Delhi's Mundka area earlier on Sunday. The wrestler along with his associates was evading arrest and was on the run for three weeks. He and associates allegedly assaulted fellow wrestler Sagar Rana and four others. Sagar succumbed to his injuries later. The Olympian was on the run for nearly three weeks.

The additional public prosecutor Atul Shrivastav demanded that the Delhi Police should interrogate the accused regarding the motive of the crime. It highlighted that the deceased were assaulted in a gruesome manner and asked the police to recover the weapon used in the murder.

Shrivastav also demanded that the chain of incidents should be established for recreation of the scene of crime and alleged that 12 people were involved. He highlighted that the police needs to recover the mobile and SIM card of the accused. "The stadium camera was dismantled and he took away the DDR of the place. This has to be recovered," he further added.

A team of Delhi Police's Special Cell consisting 60-70 police personnel arrested Sushil Kumar and Ajay Bakkarwala. Police also announced a reward for both of their arrest.



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