Wrestler Sushil Kumar, behind bars for murder, was today sent to jail in judicial custody. Delhi Police wrestler Sagar Dhankhar murder case I had sought the custody of Olympic champion Sushil for the third time, which was rejected by the court.
Sushil was produced in the Rohini court on Wednesday after his second remand period of four days ended. During the hearing in the court, Delhi Police’s counsel said that Sagar Dhankhar was a rising wrestler and others were badly injured. Video is the
Sushil’s counsel opposed this and argued that the time given to the police for questioning was sufficient. The court gave its verdict after hearing the arguments of both the parties. The lawyer of the killer wrestler opposed the demand for remand. It was argued that no such ground was given for which the court should accept the demand of the police and send the accused on remand.
Advocate Pradeep Rana requested the court that Kumar be sent to judicial custody and also kept in a separate cell in the jail, as several gangs are said to be involved in the case, and their people may be in jail.
In this case, a day before the Delhi Police has suspended the license of his arms. According to informed sources in Delhi Police related to his case, Delhi Police has sent a notice to Kumar for cancellation of his arms licence, which was issued to him in 2012. 10 days have been given to reply to the notice.
It may be recalled that Dhankhar died on the night of May 4 during a fight at Chhatrasal Stadium. Kumar was arrested by the Special Cell of Delhi Police on May 24 after absconding from Delhi along with his aide Ajay for 18 days. On Sunday, crime branch officials took Sushil Kumar to Haridwar in Uttarakhand to investigate where he had taken shelter while on the run.