Updated on: Tuesday, October 05, 2021, 04:41 PM IST

Chhatrasal Stadium murder case: Delhi court reserves order on bail petition of wrestler Sushil Kumar

Sushil Kumar  | PM

Sushil Kumar | PM


A Delhi Court on Tuesday reserved its order on the bail petition of wrestler Sushil Kumar in the connection with the murder case of 23-year-old Sagar Rana at Chhatrasal stadium. Additional Sessions Judge Shivaji Anand was hearing the matter in the court today.

The court's decision comes a day after main accused Sushil Kumar moved a Delhi court seeking bail in the murder case saying that the police built a false case and presented a "guilty image" of him.

Mr Kumar, along with others had allegedly assaulted former junior national wrestling champion Sagar Dhankar and his friends at the stadium in May over an alleged property dispute. Dhankar later succumbed to the injuries.

The international wrestler who is jail since June 2, 2021, sought relief from the court by asserting that he has been falsely implicated in the alleged murder case and the accusations are levelled with the aim and object of humiliating him and injuring his reputation.

In the 16-paged plea, he said that the "unfortunate demise" of a budding wrestler was sensationalized and the same was exploited against him by parties with a vested interest.

The Olympian emphasized that the police left no stone unturned to present a "false and guilty image" of him and fed false information to the media to wrongfully establish a connection between him and renowned gangsters.

However, after filing the charge sheet, all the claims and leaks made by the investigating agency are untrue and without any footing in the reality, the plea filed through advocate Pradeep Rana said.

Mr Kumar said that nothing incriminating has been recovered from him which further corroborates his innocence but the investigating agency in order to build a case against him has attributed certain vehicles and weapons to him.

The police had earlier said that the brawl at the stadium was the result of a conspiracy hatched by Mr Kumar, who wanted to re-establish his supremacy among younger wrestlers.

Mr Kumar, along with 12 other accused, has been named in the charge sheet filed by the Delhi Police in August.

The Delhi Police had filed an FIR against the accused of offences such as murder, attempt to murder, culpable homicide, criminal conspiracy, kidnapping, robbery, rioting, among others.

(With agency inputs)


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Published on: Tuesday, October 05, 2021, 04:42 PM IST