New Delhi: A Delhi court on Tuesday rejected the bail plea filed by wrestler Sushil Kumar who is currently lodged in a jail over a murder case. The 38-year-old Kumar is accused of assaulting another wrestler Sagar Dhankar over an alleged property dispute. Later, Dhankar succumbed to his injuries.Also Read - Bihar Panchayat election 2021: 11 Phase Voting To Start From September 24, Check Important Details Here
According to a chargesheet filed by the Delhi Police, Sushil Kumar has been named as the kingpin of the whole murder conspiracy. Also Read - Independence Day 2021: From Milkha Singh to Sachin Tendulkar, a Look at India's Greatest XI in Sports Post Independence
Kumar’s lawyer, a day earlier, in his plea had submitted that the present FIR filed against his client is a conjoint mix of assumptions, presumptions and malafide intentions. He said that Kumar is a law abiding citizen of the country and there is no possibility that he would flee from the country. Also Read - Tokyo Olympics: Ravi Dahiya Becomes Second Indian Wrestler to Claim Olympic Silver Medal
Apart from the bail plea, the former Olympian’s lawyer on Tuesday during the hearing argued that Kumar has trained young wrestlers and the results of his efforts were evident from the recently concluded Tokyo Olympics.
Special Public Prosecutor Atul Kumar Srivastava opposed Kumar’s bail and finally, the court denied any relief to the former Olympic medallist. Delhi Police had arrested Kumar in May this year and since June, he has been lodged in a jail.