Sushil Kumar Case Update: Wrestler Sushil Kumar could face a long prison sentence and even life imprisonment in the Sagar Rana murder case if proven guilty as Delhi Police is considering invoking the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) for his alleged involvement with gangsters. The two-time Olympics medallist is currently in police custody after being arrested on May 23 for his involvement in a brawl at the Chhatrasal Stadium on May 4 at midnight, resulting in the junior wrestler’s death.
The MCOCA is invoked in the case of organised crime and prevents the accused from getting bails easily. It also gives the police time up to six months to file a charge sheet. If proven guilty under the act, the accused could face a long time in prison and even a life sentence. For Sushil Kumar, MCOCA could be used for his alleged connection with dreaded gangsters like Kala Jhathedi and Neeraj Bawana.
As per a report in India Today, Sushil gave information to Kala Jhathedi and Neeraj Bawana, disclosing whereabouts of people. They have been in contact since 2018 as per Delhi police. During the brawl at Chhatrasal, Sushil also beat up Kala Jathedi’s nephew Sonu Mahal, leading to a rift in the relation between the two. The ace wrestler was also running from the gangster.
Sushil Kumar Case Update: Delhi Police’s special cell has arrested five people so far in the gangster connection under the MCOCA — Laurence Vishnoi, Jagdeep Jaggu Bhagwanpuria, Sampat Mehra, Raju Basodi and Ravindra. Delhi Police is currently investigating the connection between Sushil and Neeraj Bawana. It is alleged that Bawana’s henchmen accompanied Sushil after the Chhatrasal brawl on May 4. Police have recovered a Scorpio, a 12-bore semi-automatic shotgun and cartridges from the car.
Police say that Kala Jathedi and Bawana are rival gangsters and have been embroiled in a fight for years over control of Delhi’s underworld. Jathedi is believed to be hiding in Dubai.
Earlier, it was revealed that Sushil’s close friend Prince had turned a government approver in the Sagar Rana murder case. Prince was amongst the accused who were present during the Chhatrasal Stadium brawl. If Prince turns a government approver, it will be easy for the Delhi Police crime branch to charge him in the murder case. If proven guilty, Sushil could spend up to 10 years in prison.