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Chhatrasal Stadium murder case: Sushil Kumar to be remanded in police custody for 4 days

Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar is in serious trouble after being allegedly involved in a murder case at the Chhatrasal Stadium that led to the death of junior wrestler Sagar Rana. Meanwhile, he has been remanded for four more days in police custody by the Delhi Court.

Chhatrasal Stadium murder case: Sushil Kumar to be remanded in police custody for 4 days-ayh
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New Delhi, First Published May 29, 2021, 5:55 PM IST
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Sushil Kumar, the renowned Indian wrestler and Olympian, continue to remain in the news for his alleged involvement in the Chhatrasal Stadium murder case. Following the death of junior wrestler Sagar Rana, Sushil is one of the prime accused, along with some of his associates.

Sushil was arrested earlier this week after absconding for nearly 20 days, along with one of his associate. With the crime branch handling the case, new information regarding the matter comes up every day.

As per the latest development, Sushil has been remanded in police custody for four more days by the Delhi Court. Delhi Police had applied to the court, demanding Sushil to be in custody for seven more days, concerning the investigation, besides accusing that he was the mastermind behind the crime.

“We need further police custody. Sushil Kumar is the mastermind and main culprit of the heinous crime in which a young wrestler died… [It is] evident from the video clip seized from one of the accused and statement of eyewitnesses. Some material things like vehicles, their ownership are yet to be discovered. Seven open vehicles were seized from the spot. A link of four has been established. The absconding persons are also to be connected,” said prosecutor advocate Ashish Kajal, reports The Indian Express.

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On Friday, a video emerged on social media. It was later used by numerous media houses that showed Sushil beating up the deceased wrestler with a stick, along with his associates. In the same light, Sushil’s advocate Pradeep Rana questioned the police’s investigation tactics, demanding an explanation of how the video was leaked to the media.

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“How six days were used by the agency? What have they done in six days? The court must go through the case diary day by day. If the mobile is in custody, the video is in custody; after providing custody to police, the video came out on social media. How was it given to media persons?” Rana questioned the court.

On the same, Kajal replied to the court by saying, “Video clip is a matter of inquiry. Maybe, some other person has leaked. The investigation is the prerogative of the investigating agency. Accused can’t direct or guide in which manner investigation is to be done.”

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