Delhi court docket extends two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar’s police custody by 4 days, says nobody above law-Sports activities Information , Alenz

Delhi court docket extends two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar’s police custody by 4 days, says nobody above law-Sports activities Information , Alenz

The decide stated the involvement of numerous individuals, a few of whom belong to some infamous gangs stationed in and outdoors Delhi, can be suspected and they’re but to be arrested.

Delhi court extends two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar's police custody by four days, says no one above law

Wrestler Sushil Kumar was arrested by the Delhi Police on 23 Could within the Mundka space of the nationwide capital. AFP

New Delhi: A Delhi court docket on Saturday prolonged the police custody of Olympic wrestling medallist Sushil Kumar and Ajay Kumar Sehrawat by 4 days, saying that nobody is above the legislation.

The 2 had been arrested in reference to the homicide of a 23-year-old grappler.

Sushil and his associates allegedly assaulted Sagar Dhankar and two of his associates at Delhi’s Chhatrasal Stadium. Sagar succumbed to accidents later. Following Sushil and Ajay’s arrest, the court docket had remanded them in six days police custody on 23 Could.

On being produced earlier than the court docket on the finish of the remand interval on Saturday, the Delhi Police moved an utility in search of extension of custody by seven extra days, stating that Sushil was the mastermind and a number of other recoveries are but to be made for which his interrogation is required.

Permitting their interrogation for less than 4 days, Metropolitan Justice of the Peace Mayank Goel stated, “Nobody is above legislation and legislation treats everybody equally. Although the Structure ensures the precise to life and liberty to all individuals whether or not they’re accused or not, however that proper can be topic to sure exceptions.”

The allegations towards the accused individuals are very grave and critical in nature, the court docket stated, emphasising the significance of the preliminary days of investigation to unearth the reality.

The decide stated the involvement of numerous individuals, a few of whom belong to some infamous gangs stationed in and outdoors Delhi, can be suspected and they’re but to be arrested.

“Furthermore, sure recoveries i.e. cell phone and garments of accused individuals are but to be made. As such within the curiosity of justice I deem it acceptable to permit the appliance of 10 to the extent of 4 days solely,” the decide acknowledged within the order.

Throughout the course of the proceedings, Extra Public Prosecutor Ashish Kajal sought Sushil and Ajay’s custody to confront them with different arrested co-accused, and get well cell phones, garments the Olympian was sporting in the course of the brawl, and DVR of the CCTV cameras put in at his home.

Additional, the prosecutor, representing the Delhi Police, stated that the investigating company seized seven autos from the spot which had been used within the fee of the crime however solely 4 autos have been linked as a consequence of evasive and non-cooperation of Sushil and Ajay.

He stated their custody is required to hyperlink the remaining three autos with their customers, apprehend different accused, determine their hideouts at Haridwar, Rishikesh and Ghaziabad and apprehend the individuals who supplied them assist to evade arrest.

The worldwide wrestler was arrested, together with co-accused Ajay, on 23 Could from outer Delhi’s Mundka space. They had been evading arrest and had been on the run for almost three weeks after the brawl.

In the meantime, advocate Pradeep Rana, who represented Sushil, opposed the extension of police custody and stated that the investigating company has already recovered materials proof within the case and nothing extra is to be recovered.

Rana additional acknowledged that the investigating company is making an attempt to veil their failure in finishing the investigation by alleging that the accused individuals are usually not cooperating.

He additionally accused the police of leaking selective info to the media to create prejudice towards Sushil.

“I’m not saying the media shouldn’t be allowed. I’m saying selective leak shouldn’t be allowed,” he stated.

The Delhi Police filed an FIR within the case underneath sections 302 (homicide), 308 (culpable murder), 365 (kidnapping), 325 (inflicting grievous damage), 323 (voluntarily inflicting damage), 341 (wrongful restraint), and 506 (felony intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

It was additionally registered underneath sections 188 (Disobedience to order by public servant), 269 (negligent act prone to unfold an infection of illness), 120-B (felony conspiracy), and 34 (widespread intention) of the IPC and numerous sections underneath the Arms Act.

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