Wrestler Sushil Kumar, India’s two-time Olympic medallist, was arrested this morning over alleged involvement within the homicide of a fellow wrestler in Delhi. He had been evading arrest for practically 20 days, Delhi police stated.
Sushil Kumar was arrested together with a co-accused from northwest Delhi’s Mundka, police officers stated.
Police have been looking out for Sushil Kumar for his alleged involvement within the dying of a 23-year-old wrestler at a stadium in Delhi.
“A team of Special Cell led by Inspector Shivkumar, Inspector Karambir and supervised by ACP Attar Singh has arrested Sushil Kumar and Ajay from Mundka area of Delhi in connection with the killing of 23-year-old Sagar Rana at Chhatrasal Stadium,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) P S Kushwah stated.
According to police, Sushil Kumar and his associates assaulted fellow wrestler Sagar Rana, 23, and his two associates on May four on the nationwide capital’s Chhatrasal Stadium. All three needed to be hospitalised. Mr Rana later died of his accidents.
The Delhi Police had introduced a reward of Rs one lakh for data resulting in the arrest of Sushil Kumar, who had since been on the run.
Another reward of Rs 50,000 was introduced for Ajay Kumar’s arrest.
Police have been raiding a number of locations in Delhi and its surrounding cities, and neighbouring states, to arrest the champion wrestler.
On May 18, Sushil Kumar had approached the Rohini court docket looking for safety from arrest, claiming that the probe in opposition to him was biased and that no accidents induced to the sufferer have been attributable to him. The court docket, nevertheless, dismissed his anticipatory bail plea, saying he was “prima facie the main conspirator” and allegations in opposition to him have been severe in nature.
Non-bailable warrants have been issued in opposition to him and 6 others. This got here days after a lookout discover was issued in opposition to the wrestler.
Sushil Kumar received a bronze medal in 2008 Beijing Olympics and a silver medal in 2012 London Olympics.