After a long struggle, police forces succeeded in finding the location of Sushil Kumar, who is prime facia accused of assaulting Sagar Dhankad and his friends, which led to the death of Sagar. The Assault took place on May 4 at Chhatrasal stadium premises in the national capital, which resulted in the death of Sagar.
Sushil kumar is now arrested by the Delhi police today since his run for over a fortnight for alleged links with the murder of former international wrestler. The last location of an Sushil Kumar was traced to Punjab’s Bathinda, official police sources said on Friday. With the help of Punjab and Haryana police, Delhi police were searching various parts of the states.
Sushil Kumar is one of the celebrated wrestlers in the country. He has won many medals for the country in the Olympics and commonwealth games.
The Delhi Police on May 6 filed an FIR against Sushil Kumar under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and Arms Act for murder, culpable homicide, kidnapping, causing grievous hurt, voluntarily causing hurt, wrongful restraint, and criminal intimidation. Other allegations under the arms act include Disobedience to order by a public servant.
On May 9, Delhi police arrested one of the accused and recovered video footage and some arms. After this, Delhi police issued LOC (Lookout Circular) and started conducting raids in the Delhi NCR region.
The Delhi court also issued a Non-bailable warrant against Sushil Kumar and six others on May 15. After two days, the Delhi Police announced the sum of 1 lakh for providing information regarding Sushil Kumar and fifty thousand for Ajay Kumar co-accused in the Assault.
On May 17, Sushil Kumar approached Rohini court in Delhi for granting anticipatory bail against the arrest. Sushil Kumar, in his plea, said the vehicles and the firearms which were present at the time of the incident do not belong to him.
Sushil Kumar, while rejecting the statement, said the people who killed Sagar were not his wrestlers. Some unknown people from the public jumped inside and started fighting.
Bail application stated that unfounded, baseless, cruel, and outrageous allegations had been made against the applicant maliciously with the only motive to humiliate and injure the applicant’s reputation.
“He is the main accused in the whole incident, who has played a key role in the commission of the offense. Data retrieved by FSL experts confirm his active role in the commission of the crime,” the Investigating Officer told the court.
As per Investigating Officer Dinesh Kumar, the wrestler’s custodial interrogation is the need of the hour to unravel the chain of conspiracy and recover the weapon of offense from him.
Sushil Kumar, through his advocate, stated that “These people, who I am up against, are criminal-minded people, and I will suffer at their hands.” After a critical examination of electronic evidence and relying on the eyewitness, the session judge rejected the bail application of the wrestler.
While rejecting pre-arrest bail, the court said the allegations against the accused are serious, and from the current investigation of evidence, it seems that he is the main conspirator.
The quarrel between the two groups started in the parking area of the stadium. During the investigation of the matter, police found that the tension between the two groups was there for a long time, leading to assault and then death.
Around 20 men armed with sticks and bats inflicted various injuries to Sonu Mahal, Amit Kumar, and Sagar. They were sent to BJRM hospital for treatment.
According to reports, Sagar and his friends were tenants in a house owned by Sushil near the stadium in the Model Town locality. Sushil Kumar asked them to vacate as Sagar could not pay the rent, which led to friction between the two. Sagar finally left the house four months ago and moved elsewhere, but he allegedly criticized Sushil for his poor attitude. Sushil was reportedly angry at Sagar for allegedly calling him names like “badmash” in public, thereby tarnishing his image.
Assistant secretary of Wrestler federation of Indians, while speaking to PTI, said, “Yes, I must say that the image of Indian wrestling has got hurt badly by this. But we have nothing to do with what wrestlers do away from the mat. We are only concerned with their on-mat performance.”