Sushil Kumar case: Delhi Court extends judicial custody of murder accused wrestler till June 25- Delhi Court has extended the judicial custody of wrestler Sushil Kumar till June 25 in connection with the murder of a 23-year-old wrestler Sagar Dhankar at Chhatrasal Stadium. The development comes after Court dismissed the plea moved on behalf of Sushil Kumar asking for a special diet in the jail saying all are equal before the law.
Earlier on June 2, he was remanded to judicial custody till June 11. He was earlier remanded to six days of police custody which was later extended to four days in connection with 23-year-old wrestler Sagar Dhankar murder case.
Earlier, a Delhi Court dismissed an anticipatory bail application filed by Sushil Kumar in connection with the case.
Meanwhile, Delhi Police’s crime branch has made its 10th arrest in Sushil Kumar’s case, including his alleged aide Anirudh. The latter is a wrestler by profession and confessed to beating Sagar Dhankar and his friends.
Both Sushil Kumar and Sagar Dhankar had a disagreement over a flat that belonged to Sushil Kumar in Delhi’s Model Town. The deceased used to stay on rent in this flat with friend Sonu Mahal who is considered the right-hand of wanted gangster Kala Jathedi.
Sushil and co are accused of abducting Sagar from his rented house and killing him in a brawl in Delhi’s Chhattrasal Stadium on May 4.
According to the Police, Kumar had been on the run trying to evade his arrest. He had crossed the borders of as many as seven states and union territories. He also constantly changed his SIM cards in an effort to avoid arrest.
Notably, Sushil Kumar is India’s most decorated wrestler with 2 Olympic medals, 3 medals in Commonwealth games, 4 Asian Championship medals, one world championship gold, 1 bronze in Asian Games to his name.
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(with ANI inputs)