Police files charge sheet against Olympian Sushil Kumar

Delhi Police on Monday filed a charge sheet against Olympic medallist wrestler Sushil Kumar and 19 others in connection with the alleged murder of a former junior national wrestling champion at Chhatrasal Stadium here.

The final report, which named Kumar as the main accused, has been filed before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Satvir Singh Lamba. Fifteen accused have been arrested in the case, while five are on the run. Former junior national wrestling champion Sagar Dhankhar was assaulted and then murdered inside Delhi’s Chhatrasal stadium on May 5. Subsequently, the special cell of Delhi Police arrested 12 people, including two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar and his aide Ajay Kumar Sehrawat, in connection with Dhankhar’s murder. Sushil Kumar is currently lodged in Delhi’s Tihar jail. Police are charging Kumar under various sections of the IPC related to murder, abduction and criminal conspiracy. Police had earlier called Sushil the main culprit and mastermind of the murder and said that there is electronic evidence wherein he and his associates could be seen beating Dhankar with sticks.

The chargesheet names 13 accused, including Sushil Kumar. A total of 15 accused have been arrested in the case and five are still missing.