On Tuesday, a Delhi court refused to grant anticipatory bail to Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar in connection with the Chhatrasal Stadium brawl that resulted in the death of a wrestler.
Sushil Kumar, who is charged with murder, kidnapping, and criminal conspiracy, was denied relief by Additional Sessions Judge Jadgish Kumar.Wrestler Sagar Rana died and two of his friends, Sonu and Amit Kumar, were injured after being allegedly assaulted by Sushil Kumar and other wrestlers on May 4 night at the national capital’s stadium grounds.
It appears that the victims’ statements have already been recorded, and alleged recoveries have already occurred. According to Sushil Kumar’s plea, no custodial investigation is required because nothing is to be recovered at the applicant’s request. He also claimed that he had no knowledge of the alleged firing that occurred during the brawl.
The Delhi Police have filed a FIR in the case under sections 302 (murder), 308 (culpable homicide), 365 (kidnapping), 325 (causing grievous harm), 323 (voluntarily causing harm), 341 (wrongful restraint), and 506 of the Indian Penal Code (criminal intimidation).
It has also been registered under sections 188 (public servant disobedience), 269 (negligent act likely to spread disease), 120-B (criminal conspiracy), and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code, as well as various sections of the Arms Act.