Delhi Police has initiated raids to track two-time Olympic champion Sushil Kumar in relation to the murder case of a 23-year-old ex-junior national champion Sagar Kumar.
Sagar, son of a Delhi Police constable, passed away in a clash between two groups on the premises of the Chhatrasal stadium situated in northwest Delhi on late Tuesday night.
Dr Guriqbal Singh Sandhu, Additional DCP of north-west Delhi, told the Indian Express, “We are probing the role of Sushil Kumar as allegations have been made against him. We sent our team to his house but he was found to be missing. We are looking for him. Several teams have been formed to trace the accused persons.”
The concerned FIR was filed on the grounds of a PCR call and it levels straight allegations against the champion wrestler in question. “In the initial probe, it has come out that…Sushil Pehelwan (Kumar) and his aides committed this crime,” it read.
Apparently, two other individuals were injured in the brawl that included the likes of Sonu Mahal (35), Amit Kumar (27) and also Prince Dalal (24). The quarrel between Ajay, Prince, Amit, Sonu, Sagar and Sushil had broken out in the parking lot of the Chhatrasal stadium.
Police sources quoted in the report revealed that Sagar along with his friends were residing in a house linked to Kumar that is near to the mentioned stadium in the Model Town area. They were also asked to vacate the house recently.
“Sonu Mahal is a close associate of gangster Kala Jathedi and was earlier arrested in a robbery and murder case,” the sources from the police force said.
A call had been made from the Chhatrasal stadium to the police control room at around 2 am informing them about a firing incident. The caller informed that he had seen two men firing at each other with pistols but the police could only find five empty cars upon reaching the parking area.
“The accused…were huddled in cars and assaulted/attacked each other,” the FIR further quipped. Further details on Sushil Kumar’s involvement in this case are awaited. The 37-year-old is the only Indian athlete to have won consecutive individual Olympic medals.
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