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Police files charge sheet against Olympic wrestler Sushil Kumar, others in murder case

The final report, which named Kumar as the main accused, has been filed before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Satvir Singh Lamba.

Published: 02nd August 2021 03:29 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd August 2021 07:43 AM   |  A+A-

Wrestller Sushil Kumar, facing charges of murder and kidnapping, is lodged in Mandoli Jail.

Wrestller Sushil Kumar, facing charges of murder and kidnapping, is lodged in Mandoli Jail. (Photo | EPS)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Delhi Police on Monday filed a charge sheet against Olympic medallist wrestler Sushil Kumar and 12 others in connection with the alleged murder of a former junior national wrestling champion at Chhatrasal Stadium here.

The charge sheet naming Kumar as the main accused was filed before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Satvir Singh Lamba by the Crime Branch.The judge will announce the date for hearing of the case after taking cognisance of the 1,000-page charge sheet on Tuesday.

The charge sheet names 13 accused, including Kumar. A total of 15 accused have been arrested in the case and five are on the run. Sushil Kumar and his associates had allegedly assaulted 23-year-old wrestler Sagar Dhankar and two of his friends Sonu and Amit Kumar on the intervening night of May 4 and 5. Sagar succumbed to the injuries later.

Police had earlier called Sushil the main culprit and mastermind of the murder and said that there is electronic evidence wherein he and his associates could be seen beating Dhankar with sticks.Kumar, facing charges of murder, culpable homicide, criminal conspiracy among others offences, is currently lodged in Tihar Jail.



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