Sushil Kumar, his associate arrested in wrestler murder case
New Delhi, May 23, 2021
India's two-time Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar, who was on the run for over a fortnight for alleged links with the murder of former international wrestler Sagar Dhankar, was arrested by the Special Cell of Delhi Police on Sunday.
Special Cell Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Pramod Kushwah said that Kumar and his associate Ajay Kumar, another accused in the case, have been arrested.
Kushwah said that Kumar was arrested by a team of Special Cell led by Inspector Shiv kumar, Inspector Karambir and supervised by ACP Attar Singh.
However, he did not share the details from where he was arrested.
The Special Cell has taken Kumar and his associate to Rohini court where he will be produced before a judge.
On May 18, Kumar had moved an anticipatory bail in New Delhi's Rohini court, but the court rejected his bail plea.
Last week, Delhi Police had announced a cash award of Rs 1 lakh for information on the celebrated wrestler who was absconding since May 4.
On May 4, two groups of wrestlers clashed with each other at Chhatrasal Stadium leading to the death of 23-year-old Dhankar due to injuries he sustained during the brawl.
The Delhi court had also issued a non-bailable warrant (NBW) against Kumar.
Delhi Police issued a lookout notice for Kumar.
"A lookout notice has been issued for Kumar," Dr Guriqbal Singh Sidhu, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (North West Delhi) had said.
Kumar, employed with the Indian Railways, is posted as an Officer on Special Duty (OSD) at Chhattrasal Stadium, where the brawl allegedly took place.
Kumar won bronze in 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and silver in 2012 London Olympic Games in 66 kg category.