Cops probing Sushil Kumar’s links with gangster Neeraj Bawana | India News – Eagles Vine

Olympic wrestler Sushil Kumar (AFP)

NEW DELHI: With the investigation against arrested wrestler Olympian Sushil Kumar in the murder of another wrestler taking off, the police are focusing on unearthing the crime network that Kumar was allegedly a part of along with jailed gangster Neeraj Bawana.
Police are claiming to have found more evidence of Kumar’s links with Bawana as one of the vehicles, a Scorpio SUV, which was seized from the spot where wrestler Sagar Dhankad was murdered, has been found linked to a Bawana henchman, Mohit.
It has also emerged, according to police sources, that many people accompanying Kumar on the night of the murder were Bawana’s henchmen. At least seven more suspects are at large. Raids are being conducted to nab them.
The sources said on Monday that Kumar’s footprints had also surfaced in an extortion case reported from the Model Town area a few weeks ago. Fugitive gangster Sandeep alias Kala Jathedi had demanded Rs 1 crore as protection money from a cable businessman. The call was made from an international number. However, investigations have suggested that Kumar was allegedly behind this demand. Jathedi was aiming to take complete control of toll tax booths in Delhi, UP and Haryana and wanted Kumar’s help in achieving this. However, the two parted ways two months ago.
The extortion incident took place before Jathedi and Kumar fell out over their share in the Model Town property. Soon after, Kumar, as TOI first reported on Monday, allegedly joined hands with jailed gangster Neeraj Bawana and Naveen Bali. The police are now gearing up to question the duo. Kumar, police said, was not only running away from them for over two weeks but also from Kala Jathedi, one of the most wanted gangsters of north India, who is currently believed to be in Dubai.
On the night of May 4-5, Kumar had assaulted not only wrestler Sagar Dhankar but also another man, Sonu, a notorious criminal with 19 cases of murder, extortion and robbery.
Jathedi, cops say, had been indulging in large-scale grabbing of disputed properties in Delhi through Sonu and others. Kumar allegedly joined hands with Jathedi a while ago and landed a property in M2 block of northwest Delhi’s Model Town. This is the flat at the centre of the entire controversy. This flat was being used to shelter criminals belonging to the Jathedi-Lawrence Bishnoi gang and many crime plots were hatched there, said an officer.


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