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Sushil Kumar asks for bail in the Chhatrasal Stadium murder case

International wrestler Sushil Kumar seeks bail who is accused of the murder of junior champion wrestler Sagar Dhankar.

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Sushil Kumar asks for bail in the Chhatrasal Stadium murder case

Olympic gold-medalist wrestler Sushil Kumar and his apprentice were arrested by Delhi police. He was accused of involvement in the death of a 23-year-old old wrestler at the Chhatrasal Stadium. Delhi Police's crime branch was handed over this case. Sushil was supposedly charged for assaulting former junior national wrestling champion Sagar Dhankar. Moreover, his friends were also at the stadium in May over an alleged property dispute.

Sushil Kumar seeks bail for his charge of the murder case. Image – The Bridge

The international wrestler has been in jail since June 2, 2021. Now Sushil Kumar seeks bail and claimed that he has been charged with a false allegation. Furthermore, he adds that it's a conspiracy to build a guilty image of him and destroy his reputation.

Sushil Kumar appeals for a bail

Additional Sessions Judge Shivaji Anand will hear the bail plea on Tuesday. But advocate Nitin Vasishth, appearing for the victim, said that Mr Kumar should not be released on bail as more accused are yet to be arrested and they, along with Mr Kumar, may influence the witnesses.

The international wrestler says that police has left no single chance to present a "false and guilty image" of him and damage his career and reputation. They also tried to misguide the media to wrongfully establish a connection between him and renowned gangsters.

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The Delhi Police had announced a reward of Rs one lakh for information leading to the arrest of Sushil Kumar, who had since been on the run. Another reward of Rs 50,000 was announced for Ajay Kumar's arrest.

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"On Sunday morning, we got source-based input that Sushil Kumar, along with his associate, was on the way to collect cash from one of his friends in West Delhi when he was caught by a team of special cells from Mundka," a police officer told PTI.

The Olympic wrestler submitted that he is confident to prove his innocence.

Sushil, along with 12 other accused, has been named in the charge sheet filed by the Delhi Police in August. The Delhi Police had filed an FIR against the accused of offences such as murder, attempt to murder, culpable homicide, criminal conspiracy, kidnapping, robbery, rioting, among others.

Now he's looking forward if his bell will be grunted or not.

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