Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar, arrested in a homicide case, was despatched to judicial custody for 14 days by a Delhi court docket on Wednesday. The Delhi Police, earlier within the day had approached the court docket, in search of extension of the wrestler’s custody by three extra days however was refused.
The worldwide wrestler, who has been termed the deadly assault’s “mastermind” by the Delhi Police, was produced earlier than the court docket on the finish of the four-day police custody.
The 2-time Olympic medallist was arrested on Could 23 in reference to the homicide of a wrestler on the Chhatrasal Stadium in Delhi. Following his arrest, the court docket had remanded him to 6 days police custody, which was later prolonged by 4 extra days.
Sushil Kumar and his associates allegedly assaulted wrestler Sagar Dhankar and two of his buddies on the intervening evening of Could Four and 5. Sagar died of his accidents later.
Police had earlier discovered a video of the incident recorded by Sushil Kumar to terrorise the wrestling circuit within the metropolis and introduced it to court docket. Within the video,the wrestler and his associates had been allegedly seen carrying sticks of their arms whereas the injured man was seen mendacity on the bottom.
Sushil Kumar had been on the run for practically three weeks. Police had raided a number of areas and neighbouring cities to arrest him.