Chhatrasal murder case: Petition in Delhi HC to put stop to media trial and sensational reporting in case against Sushil Kumar

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 10:25 PM IST
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New Delhi, May 23 (ANI): A team of Delhi Police Special Cell arrested wrestler Sushil Kumar along with his associate Ajay Kumar in connection with the Chhatrasal Stadium murder case, at Saket Police Station, in New Delhi on Sunday. | (ANI Photo)

After arrest of wrestler Sushil Kumar in Chhatrasal stadium murder case, a petition has been filed in Delhi High Court seeking to make standard rules for reporting in criminal cases by considering the rights of the accused, to put stop to media trial and to stop from sensational reporting in the case against the accused Kumar.

On Wednesday, four associates of Sushil Kumar were arrested today. The accused have been identified as Bhupender (38), Mohit (22), Gulab (24), residents of Haryana's Jhajjar district and Manjeet (29), a native of Rohtak district, the police said.

They are active members of the Kala Asauda and Neeraj Bawana gangs and were arrested from Delhi's Kanjhawala area on Tuesday night, police said.

According to the Delhi Police, these are criminals and gangsters are lodged in different jails and were brought for questioning in the case.

Earlier on Tuesday, the post mortem report of 23-year-old wrestler Sagar Dhankar, who was killed in a brawl at the Chhatrasal Stadium, suggested that the cause of his death was "cerebral damage". According to the post mortem report submitted by Dr Munish Wadhawan, Specialist, Forensic Medicine, Babu Jagjivan Ram Memorial Hospital, Sagar had multiple injuries on his both legs, limbs, chest and abdomen.

Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar is the prime accused in the murder case of wrestler Sagar Dhankar.

An incident of a brawl among wrestlers was reported on May 4 in which some wrestlers were injured and they had to be admitted to a hospital and one of them died during treatment.

On Sunday, Sushil was arrested from the Mundka area in the national capital along with his associate Ajay Bakkarwala, who was with him on a two-wheeler.

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