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Sushil Kumar arrested: Delhi Police seeks 12-day custody of wrestler, court reserves order

The Delhi Police on Sunday sought 12-day custody of wrestler Sushil Kumar from the Rohini court for interrogation in connection with his alleged involvement in the death of a 23-year-old wrestler Sagar Rana.

Two-time Olympics medallist Sushil Kumar is the main accused in the Sagar Rana murder case. (AFP Photo)

Two-time Olympics medallist Sushil Kumar is the main accused in the Sagar Rana murder case. (AFP Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Delhi Police seeks 12-day custody of wrestler, court reserves order
  • Sushil was produced at the Rohini Court after being arrested by the Delhi Police
  • Sushil was nabbed with his associate Ajay Kumar in Delhi’s Mundka area on May 23

The Rohini Court on Sunday reserved its judgment on Delhi Police’s plea seeking 12 days of custodial remand of wrestler Sushil Kumar to interrogate him for his alleged involvement in the death of a 23-year-old wrestler Sagar Rana at Chhatrasal stadium in Delhi. However, Sushil Kumar’s lawyers opposed the plea in the court.

Notably, Delhi Police produced Sushil at the Rohini Court after arresting the wrestler on Sunday morning. The Special Investigating Team (SIT), which nabbed the absconding wrestler, has been allowed to interrogate Sushil for 30 minutes inside the courtroom.

Sushil and his associate Ajay Kumar had been on the run since being named in the murder case of fellow wrestler Sagar Rana earlier this month. Sushil Kumar is India’s most-decorated wrestler with 2 Olympic medals, 3 Commonwealth Games gold medals, 1 world championship gold, 1 bronze in the Asian Games and 4 Asian Championship medals.

37-year-old Sushil Kumar was arrested along with his associate Ajay Kumar in Delhi’s Mundka area on the morning of May 23. The duo were caught as they were on the way to meet someone on a scooter. During the interrogation, Sushil admitted that he was present during the brawl and went home to sleep afterward.

Sagar Rana had been training at the Chhatrasal Stadium where Sushil had been a respected figure. Sagar died while two of the young wrestler’s friends were injured after they were allegedly assaulted by Sushil and some other wrestlers on May 4.

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