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Written by: Ashi Chouksey (Intern)
Edited by: Anubhav Yadav (Content Head & Developer)

Chhatrasal stadium murder which led to the death of a 23years old wrestler was handed over to the Delhi police crime branch.

Six days custody of Sushil Kumar was granted to the police by Metropolitan Magistrate Divya Malhotra. Sushil was then physically produced in the court. The incident took place at the Chhatrasal Stadium on 4 th of May in which the wrestler Sagar Rana died and two of his friends, Amit Kumar and Sonu were found injured after they were initially assaulted by Sushil Kumar and other wrestlers.

Sushil Kumar’s associate made a video of the assault as said by Sushil Kumar, to ensure that he continues to have influence in the wrestling circuit. As soon as Sushil got the news of death of the wrestler, he left Delhi and constantly changed his location. He slunk past at-least six state borders. A reward of ₹ 1, 00,000 was announced by the Delhi police for information leading to the arrest of Sushil Kumar, and ₹ 50000 for Ajay Kumar’s arrest.

A police officer told, that they got a source-based information on Sunday morning that Sushil Kumar along with his associate were on the way to collect cash from one of his friends in West Delhi and they were caught by the team of special cell from Mundka. Raids were conducted in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana and Punjab by several teams. When Sushil and Ajay were on the way to collect cash, a team led by ACP Attar Singh and Inspector Shiv Kumar laid a trap and arrested them.

The case will be further investigated by the team of crime branch. The link between Sushil Kumar and alleged gangster Kala Jatheri, whose nephew Sonu was found injured in the brawl is also being investigated. An FIR in the case was filed by the Delhi police under section 302 (murder), section 308 (culpable homicide), section 365 (kidnapping), section 325 (causing grievous hurt), section 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), section 341 (wrongful restraint) and section 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code. The case was also registered under section 188 (Disobedience to order by public servant), section 269 (negligent act likely to spread infection of disease), section 120-B (criminal conspiracy) and section 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code and various sections under the Arms Act.

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