Sushil Kumar arrested: Olympian Sushil Kumar arrested by Delhi Police in wrestler murder case

Sushil Kumar Arrested: Mugshot of 2-time Olympics medallist surfaces after Delhi police arrest wrestler in connection to Sagar Rana's murder
Sushil Kumar Arrested: Mugshot of 2-time Olympics medallist surfaces after Delhi police arrest wrestler in connection to Sagar Rana's murder

Sushil Kumar Arrested: The Delhi Police on Saturday arrested two-time Olympic medallist wrestler Sushil Kumar and his right hand Ajay, accused in the case Sagar Rana’s murder. He was held by the Southern range of Delhi Police’s Special Cell.

The two-time Olympic medallist had been on the run since May 5 when an FIR was registered against him under IPC Sections 302 (murder), abduction (365), and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) at Model Town police station. On May 4, Dhankhar, who had competed in the 97-kg Greco-Roman category, was beaten to death following a clash between two groups.

The lower court dismissed Kumar’s anticipatory bail plea on May 18, with the judge noting that “the allegations against the accused are serious in nature. From the perusal of the record of investigation so far, it reveals that prima facie the accused is the main conspirator”.

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Sushil Kumar arrested: Delhi Police had issued upto 1lac prize reward for Sushil’s information

Delhi Police issued a look-out notice and a non-bailable warrant for the absconding wrestler and announced a reward of Rs 1 lakh for information on his whereabouts. Apart from the reward on wrestler Sushil Kumar, Rs. 50,000 rewards has been announced by the Delhi Police for Ajay who is another absconding accused in this case. A Delhi Court on Saturday had issued non-bailable warrants against Sushil and six others in connection with the brawl. The police have already recorded the statements of the victims allegedly involved in the brawl.

Sushil Kumar Arrested: Sushil Kumar was on the run to avoid being caught

Delhi Police took possession of all the footage from the toll plaza and examined it and was engaged in tracing its location. Meanwhile, news of his hiding in Haridwar was also in the news in the media. However, eventually the police managed to catch him from Punjab.