Delhi High Court extends Judicial Custody of Wrestler Sushil Kumar till July 9

Kriti Agrawal-

In connection with the alleged murder of a juvenile wrestler Sagar Dhankar at Delhi’s Chhatrasal Stadium, the Delhi High Court prolonged Olympic medalist wrestler Sushil Kumar’s Judicial custody to July 9.

At the end of Kumar’s 14-day Judicial detention, he was brought before Metropolitan Magistrate Mayank Aggarwal. 

Murder, culpable homicide, and kidnapping are among the allegations put on him.

According to the accused’s lawyer, he has been transferred to Tihar jail number 2 from Mandoli jail, where he had previously been held.

On the intervening night of May 4 and 5, Kumar and his colleagues allegedly assaulted Sagar Dhankar and two of his friends at the stadium over an alleged property dispute. Dhankar, 23, died as a result of his injuries.

Sushil Kumar is the primary offender and mastermind of the murder, according to the police, who claims that electronic evidence shows him and his friends beating Dhankar.

Sushil Kumar and co-accused Ajay Kumar Sehrawat were apprehended on May 23. He has spent 10 days in police custody and 23 days in Judicial custody thus far.

 So far, ten people have been arrested in connection with the event, including Sushil Kumar.

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