Olympic medalist wrestler Sushil Kumar (file photo)
Advocate Nitin Vashisht, appearing for the complainant Sonu, told the court that Sushil Kumar should not be released on bail as more accused are yet to be arrested in the case.
A Delhi court has reserved judgment on the bail plea of Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar, accused in the wrestler Sagar Dhankhar murder case at Chhatrasal Stadium. Additional Sessions Judge Shivaji Anand on Tuesday reserved the verdict after arguments made by both the sides. Sushil Kumar had filed a bail application on Monday. Delhi Police had arrested Sushil Kumar in this case on 23 May.
Delhi Police told the court on Tuesday that a supplementary charge sheet in the Chhatrasal Stadium murder case would be filed soon. The police had filed the first chargesheet on August 2, which mentioned 13 accused and named Sushil Kumar as the “main” accused. According to the police, there are a total of 17 accused in the murder case. “Inspector Mangesh Tyagi has said that a supplementary charge sheet will be filed soon against the rest of the accused,” Judge Shivaji Anand said in an order dated October 4.
In the bail plea, Sushil Kumar has said that the police have made up a false case and he has been projected as an “image of the criminal”. In the 16-page bail plea on behalf of Sushil Kumar, advocate Pradeep Rana said that the allegations leveled against him are false and have been done with an aim to malign his image. He said that the police presented the case in a wrong way and the relationship between him and the notorious gangsters was misreported in the media.
Sushil Kumar and his associates allegedly assaulted 23-year-old wrestler Sagar Dhankhar, his friend Sonu and three others at the stadium on the intervening night of May 4 and 5 over a property dispute. Later, Sagar died due to his wounds.
Sushil and his associates had hatched a conspiracy- Police
The police had named Sushil Kumar as the main accused in the incident in its nearly 1,000-page chargesheet filed on August 2. In which it was said, “The present incident is a conspiracy hatched by accused Sushil Kumar as well as his associates to take revenge on Sonu and Sagar.” The Crime Branch of Delhi Police, which is probing the case, said that Sushil Kumar wanted to teach a lesson to Sagar and Sonu and establish his dominance in the stadium through his physical strength. It also gives reasons as to why Kumar and his associates wanted to take revenge.
Advocate Nitin Vashisht, appearing for the victim and complainant Sonu, told the court that Sushil Kumar should not be released on bail as more accused are yet to be arrested in the case and they may influence the witnesses along with Kumar. .
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