Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar seeks bail in Chhatrasal Stadium murder case

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The bail plea, filed through advocate Pradeep Rana & Associates, states that Kumar is a wrestler of international repute who has unblemished credentials and has received several awards for representing India.

New Delhi: Wrestler Sushil Kumar has filed a bail plea in Rohini Court in connection with the murder of 23-year-old Sagar Rana at Chhatrasal Stadium.

Sushil Kumar was arrested by Delhi Police in this case on 23 May this year. The bail plea is likely to be heard tomorrow. In his bail plea, Sushil Kumar said that he has a clean background and has never been found violating the law of the land. Kumar also said that he is married, about 38 years old and has the responsibility of providing for his entire family.

The bail plea, filed through advocate Pradeep Rana & Associates, states that Kumar is a wrestler of international repute who has unblemished credentials and has received several awards for representing India.

The petition states that he has made the country proud by winning medals in several international tournaments and championships and added that Kumar was a silver medalist in London Olympics 2012, bronze medalist in Beijing Olympics 2008 and he was the first Indian to win two Olympic medals. Huh. in an individual sport.

Kumar said in the petition that he has made the country proud through his performance in wrestling and the Government of India has recognized his unparalleled contribution to the sport of wrestling and has been awarded the Arjuna Award in 2005, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 2009 and the Padma is awarded. In 2011 Mr.

The petition states that due to the exceptional achievements of the applicant/accused in the sport of wrestling, he has been entrusted with the responsibility of training young wrestlers to raise the standard of sports in the country.

It states that the efforts of the applicant/accused have started bearing fruit and India is on its way to become a power center in the sport of wrestling. The performance of the wrestling contingent at the Tokyo Olympics held earlier this year was witnessed by all.

Delhi Police had earlier filed its first chargesheet in the Sagar Dhankhar murder case in Rohini Court. The names of about 13 accused including Sushil Kumar were mentioned in the chargesheet.

On May 4, an incident of assault between wrestlers came to light at Chhatrasal Stadium in Delhi, in which some wrestlers were injured and had to be admitted to the hospital. One of them, Sagar Dhankhar, died during treatment.

Sushil Kumar, the prime suspect in the murder case, and his aide Ajay Bakkarwala were arrested by a team of Special Cell of Delhi Police from Mundka area of ​​the national capital on May 23.

A non-bailable warrant was issued against Kumar and others in connection with the alleged murder of Sagar Dhankhar at Chhatrasal Stadium on May 4.

According to Delhi Police, Kumar was on the run trying to evade arrest and had crossed the borders of seven states and union territories.

(ANI)

First published:October 4, 2021, 6:15 pm

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