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Chhatrasal Stadium murder case: What we know so far

A group of wrestlers murdered a junior wrestler Sagar Rana at the Chhatrasal Stadium in Delhi a few weeks back. Veteran Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar also trains at the venue and has been linked to the case, while he has been absconding ever since.

Chhatrasal Stadium murder case: What we know so far-ayh
Delhi, First Published May 18, 2021, 12:48 PM IST
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The Indian wrestling fraternity is abuzz after the news broke out that a brawl at the Chhatrasal Stadium in Delhi had claimed the life of a junior wrestler, Sagar Rana. A group of other wrestlers reportedly murdered him at the venue.

Meanwhile, renowned Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar has also emerged in the same, who is currently absconding. He worked as Officer on Special Duty at the venue, besides training there, while he is presently associated with Indian Railways.

As the case continues to draw broader attention in the country, we take a look at the facts we know so far:

  • Police inspected the venue on May 5 after reports of violence and gunshots.
  • Five vehicles were inspected by police, while a double-barrel loaded gun and live cartridges were recovered.
  • A Jhajjar resident, Prince Dalal, was arrested with a double-barrel gun.
  • FIR was filed against Sushil as he was reportedly present at the venue.
  • Sushil went missing while he had stated that they were not the wrestlers he knew or was associated with, denying his involvement in the brawl.
  • Delhi Police issued a lookout notice for Sushil on May 10.
  • On May 16, DP issued a non-bailable warrant against Sushil.
  • DP announced ₹1 lakh reward for Sushil’s whereabouts on May 18, besides ₹50,000 for accused Ajay’s whereabouts.
  • Sushil moved for an anticipatory bail plea, with a hearing to be made on May 18 in Rohini Court.

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Meanwhile, Sushil made a new claim on Tuesday that the incident was pre-planned to hurt his reputation while he is innocent. He also alleged that the ones involved have criminal predecessors. The application added that the vehicles outside the venue were in no way related to him or his family. In contrast, he and his entire family have been under severe stress for the false accusations.

“That unfounded, baseless, scurrilous and preposterous allegations have been made against the applicant maliciously with the only motive to humiliate and injure the reputation of the applicant. He should not be compelled to face harassment, ignominy and disgrace at the instance of baseless and unfounded allegations,” the application further read, reports The Indian Express.

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