The Tihar jail administration Thursday allowed two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar, who’s at present within the jail, to look at tv in a typical space of the jail ward. The Tokyo Olympics will start on Friday and Kumar had requested jail authorities to offer him with a TV set, to stay updated about “happenings within the wrestling world”.
DG (Tihar) Sandeep Goel mentioned, “We are going to permit the TV for Sushil Kumar within the frequent space within the ward. He has made a request by way of his advocate and submitted his utility on July 2. He has sought a TV set to communicate with the present happenings exterior the jail and to get updates about wrestling.”
This comes after a Delhi courtroom dismissed a plea by Kumar searching for particular meals in jail, together with well being dietary supplements containing protein, Omega-Three capsules, jointment capsules, pre-workout C4, hyde, multivitamin GNC, and train bands, as he needed to proceed his profession in wrestling.
Kumar was shifted from Mandoli jail to Tihar jail no 2 and is at present staying in a separate cell over safety causes. Particular security preparations have been made and police personnel have been deployed around the clock close to his barrack.
Kumar is an accused within the homicide of wrestler Sagar Dhankar, who had competed within the 97-kg Greco-Roman class. Sushil Kumar and his associates allegedly assaulted Dhankar and two of his associates — Sonu Mahal and Amit Kumar — over a property dispute on the Chhatrasal stadium on the intervening evening of Could Four and 5.
In accordance with police, Dhankhar and his associates have been staying in a home linked to Kumar close to the stadium within the Mannequin City space and had been requested to vacate not too long ago. This led to the conflict on the evening of Could 4.