Delhi Court sends Olympic wrestler Sushil Kumar to four more days of police custody in murder case of a 23-year-old wrestler.
The Delhi police had sought seven more days of police custody, after Kumar was produced before Metropolitan Magistrate Mayank Goel in the case, after the expiry of his 6-day police custody. However, the court ordered another four days of police custody.
[BREAKING] Delhi Court sends Olympic wrestler Sushil Kumar to four more days of police custody in murder case
— Bar & Bench (@barandbench) May 29, 2021
The Court observed, “No one is above law and law treats everyone equally. Though constitution guarantees the right to life and liberty to all persons whether they are accused or not but that right is also subject to certain exceptions. Moreover, the importance of initial days of investigation to unearth the truth also has to be seen. The court is duty bound to strike a balance between the fairness of investigation and the rights of the accused.”
A Delhi court on May 23, sent wrestler and Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar, arrested in connection with his alleged involvement in the death of a wrestler at the city’s Chhatrasal Stadium, to six days police custody.
Meanwhile a shocking footage was shared by NEWJ on twitter saying, “Caught on camera: Olympic Medalist Seen Attacking Fellow Wrestler Who Died Later!”
— NEWJ (@NEWJplus) May 28, 2021
According to the police, Kumar and his associates allegedly assaulted fellow wrestler Sagar Dhankar and his two friends Sonu and Amit Kumar at the stadium on May 4 night. Dhankar succumbed to his injuries later.
The Delhi Police have filed an FIR under Sections 302 (murder), 308 (culpable homicide), 365 (kidnapping), 325 (causing grievous hurt), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 341 (wrongful restraint) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code.