Wrestler Sushil Kumar was arrested from Delhi on Sunday in reference to the homicide of 23-year-old Sagar Dhankhar, a former junior nationwide wrestling champion, in accordance with a report in The Indian Categorical.
Following this, Sushil and an affiliate, Ajay Kumar (who’s a PE instructor at Chhatrasal stadium) have been remanded to 6 days police custody by a Delhi Court docket.
On Might 4, Sagar, who had competed within the 97-kg Greco-Roman class, was crushed to demise simply exterior Delhi’s Chhatrasal Stadium in a conflict involving two teams. Sushil, a two-time Olympic medallist, had been on the run since Might 5, when an FIR was registered towards him beneath IPC sections 302 (homicide), 365 (abduction) and 120-B (prison conspiracy) at Mannequin City police station in Northwest Delhi.
“Within the preliminary probe, it has come out that… Sushil Pehelwan (Kumar) and his aides dedicated this crime…,” the FIR learn. Sushil, nevertheless, had denied he had something to do with the incident. “They weren’t our wrestlers, it occurred late final night time. We now have knowledgeable police officers that some unknown individuals jumped into our premises and fought. No connection of our stadium with this incident,” he advised ANI a day after the incident.
On Might 18, A Delhi court docket had rejected the anticipatory bail filed by Sushil, observing that the allegations towards the wrestler have been severe. Delhi Police Commissioner S N Shrivastava, who had introduced a money reward of Rs. 1 lakh for data resulting in his arrest, additionally took out a non-bailable arrest warrant towards him from the court docket.
The report added that an investigation had revealed Kumar had travelled between Delhi, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana whereas attempting to keep away from being arrested. As well as, Sushil, together with the others mentioned to be concerned within the Might 4 conflict, could have used a number of SIM playing cards to cowl their tracks. In response to the police, Sushil left house as quickly as information of Sagar’s demise broke. Investigators have additionally reportedly picked up a person who is alleged to have organized 10 SIM playing cards for Sushil and his affiliate Ajay Kumar.
Reacting to the information, boxing star Vijender Singh advised PTI, “What he has carried out for Indian sports activities is one thing that may by no means be taken away from him. That is all I need to say at this level. Let issues be clearer. I do not need to remark extra.”
TT star Achanta Sharath Kamal, in the meantime, mentioned “If this has truly occurred, it’s unlucky and displays badly on Indian sport, not simply wrestling. He is without doubt one of the finest athletes now we have had. Individuals look as much as him. So if he has carried out what he has carried out, it’s going to negatively influence not simply wrestlers however athletes from different sports activities additionally.”
Ajitpal Singh, an Indian Olympic Affiliation observer on the 2008 Olympics, recalled interacting with Sushil on the Video games and mentioned he nonetheless cannot perceive what precisely went fallacious with the “well mannered” man.
“…It is extremely shameful and unlucky. Being a task mannequin Sushil ought to have led by instance and by no means indulged in such a brawl. He has bought every part in life, the game gave him every part, cash, fame,” he mentioned. “I met him through the Beijing Olympics the place I used to be an IOA observer and located him to be a really right down to earth and well mannered man. However having mentioned that everybody must know how you can deal with fame.”