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Court Asks Delhi To Protect Witness In Murder Case Against Olympian

Wrestler Sushil Kumar was arrested on Could 23 in reference to the case. File

New Delhi:

The Delhi Excessive Courtroom has directed the Delhi authorities to take steps below the Witness Safety Scheme 2018 for safeguarding a witness in a homicide case allegedly involving Olympic medallist wrestler Sushil Kumar.

Justice Suresh Ok Kait directed the Delhi authorities to file an software earlier than the competent authority for safeguarding the witness within the homicide case below the scheme inside one week from June 2.

The excessive court docket additional mentioned that the competent authority shall take a call inside one week of submitting of the appliance and until a call is taken, Delhi Police would offer safety to the witness.

With the course, the court docket disposed of a plea for cover moved by the witness, represented by advocates Ajay Kumar Pipaniya and Pallavi Pipaniya, who has alleged that he too was overwhelmed up by Sushil Kumar when the incident occurred on the Chhatrasal Stadium right here.

Sushil Kumar and his associates allegedly assaulted Sagar Dhankar and two of his associates Sonu Mahal and Amit Kumar on the stadium on the intervening night time of Could four and 5 over a property dispute. The 23-year-old Mr Dhankar succumbed to the accidents later.

Mr Sushil was arrested on Could 23. The court docket had initially remanded him in six days of police custody, which was later prolonged by 4 days on Could 29 and on June 2 he was despatched to judicial custody.

The witness, who was one of many individuals allegedly overwhelmed up by Mr Sushil, has claimed that he fears for his life because the Olympic medallist was properly related with hardened criminals.

Advocate Ajay Kumar Pipaniya informed the court docket that his consumer’s dad and mom had been being influenced and threatened repeatedly by goons to not give any assertion or testimony in opposition to the wrestler.

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