Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar sent to six-day police custody

A journalist tries to get a reaction from Olympic-medallist wrestler Sushil Kumar as he is taken away for medical procedures after his arrest in New Delhi on May 23, 2021.   | Photo Credit: AP

A Delhi Court on Sunday granted six days police custody of two-time Olympic medallist wrestler Sushil Kumar, arrested in connection with murder of 23-year-old wrestler Sagar Dhankhar at Chhatrasal Stadium here.

The Delhi Police had sought a 12-day custody of the Olympian wrestler to interrogate him in connection with the murder case. Mr Kumar was physically produced before Metropolitan Magistrate Divya Malhotra.

During the hearing, the Additional Public Prosecutor said Police need to interrogate Mr. Kumar to know the motive behind the crime and to recover the weapon used in the murder.

The FIR registered in the case include sections 302 (murder), 308 (culpable homicide), 325 (causing grievous hurt), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 341 (wrongful restraint), 365 (kidnapping), and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Earlier, the Delhi police had announced a reward of ₹1 lakh on Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar and of ₹50,000 on co-accused Ajay.

Delhi police special cell arrested Mr. Kumar and his associate Ajay from Delhi on Sunday morning.

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