Chhatrasal stadium case: Delhi court remands wrestler Sushil Kumar to judicial custody for 14 days

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Wednesday, June 02, 2021, 10:14 PM IST
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Olympics medal-winning wrestler Sushil Kumar on his way for his appearance in the Rohini court, in New Delhi, June 2, 2021 |

A Delhi court today refused Delhi Police's plea seeking extension of custody of wrestler Sushil Kumar by 3 days and has remanded the wrestler to judicial custody Chhatrasal stadium case: Delhi court remands wrestler Sushil Kumar to 14 days judicial custody in Sagar Rana's murder case at Chhatrasal Stadium.

The Delhi Police who arrested him after a long trail had moved a plea in Rohini court seeking extension of 3-day custody of accused Sushil Kumar.

Prosecutor Atul Shrivastava, appearing for Delhi Police, said that custody of wrestler Sushil Kumar is required to recover clothes which he was wearing and weapon used in the alleged offence and to take him again to Haridwar.

However, Advocate Pradeep Rana, appearing for wrestler Sushil Kumar, has opposed police plea seeking extension of custody saying that enough time has given to police to question him.

Earlier on May 29, the court had extended wrestler Sushil Kumar's police remand for 4 days.

Meanwhile, on June 1, nine days after two time olympic medallist Sushil Kumar was arrested on May 24 in connection with the murder of wrestler Sagar Dhankar, Delhi Police suspended his arms license. According to informed sources in Delhi Police related to his case, Delhi Police has sent notice to Kumar to cancel his arms license that was issued to him in 2012.

The source said that as of now the arms license of Kumar has been suspended and in the notice Police has asked why his arms license should not be cancelled. The notice from Police has been sent to his home directly.

He has been given 10 days time to respond to the notice.

Uttarakhand Police is providing all relevant information to Delhi Police in its investigation in the murder case, a senior state police officer has said. Delhi Police Crime Branch had on Monday taken wrestler Sushil Kumar to Haridwar for investigation.

"Chhatrasal Stadium murder case is a high-profile case and we are working according to the guidelines. We are providing all the information we are receiving to Delhi police," Uttarakhand DIG (Law and Order) Nilesh Anand Bharne told the media here.

Sources told ANI that Delhi Police will investigate Kumar's "hideouts" and the people who helped him when he was absconding. Kumar is a two-time Olympic medallist. Delhi Police sources said Kumar had gone to Haridwar first after the murder of Sagar Dhankar. The sources said that crime branch will try to recover the wrestler's phone which he dumped in Haridwar.

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