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Murder-accused Sushil Kumar still enjoying Officer on Special Duty status: Delhi Police informs AAP government

Sushil Kumar is named in an FIR in connection with a brawl that led to the death of a 23-year-old wrestler on May 4, inside the Chhatrasal Stadium complex in north Delhi.

Delhi Police has been trying to locate the absconding Sushil Kumar since May 4 (Reuters Photo)


  • Sushil Kumar was allegedly involved in a brawl which resulted in the death of a wrestler in Delhi
  • Delhi Police has issued a Look-out-Circular against 2-time Olympic medalist Sushil
  • Sushil has been absconding ever since the 23-year-old wrestler Sagar Dhankad’s death on May 4

Delhi police has written a letter to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) informing the state government that controversial wrestler Sushil Kumar is still absconding and enjoying the Officer on Special Duty (OSD) status despite being named in the murder of former junior national champion Sagar Dhankad.

23-year-old wrestler Sagar died and his two friends got injured after they were allegedly brutally assaulted by other wrestlers on May 4 inside the Chhatrasal Stadium in the northern part of the city.

The cops have issued a Look-out-Circular (LoC) against 2-time Olympic medalist Sushil, whose name is also mentioned in the FIR. Sushil, employed with Indian Railways, is posted as an OSD at Chhatrasal Stadium, where the brawl allegedly took place.

It has been learnt that Sushil left for Haridwar and then Rishikesh after the incident. He stayed at an ashram in Haridwar. Later, he returned to Delhi and is now constantly changing locations in Haryana.

The victims have alleged that Sushil Kumar was present at the spot when the incident took place. The victims in their statements have added that Sushil and his associates abducted Sagar from his house in Model Town to teach him a lesson for bad-mouthing him in front of other wrestlers, police said.

According to the police, the brawl took place between Kumar, Ajay, Prince, Sonu, Sagar, Amit and others in the parking area. Thereafter, police registered a case under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Arms Act at Model Town police station in this regard, they said in a statement.

The incident has come at a time when Indian wrestling is celebrating its highest number of quotas — eight — for the Olympics. The anticipation of a best-ever performance at the Tokyo Games is hard to miss.

Sushil, who hails from Najafgarh’s Baprola village, is till date India’s only world champion (2010) in the sport. He is also the only one to claim two individual Olympic medals, an exceptional feat for a country which has seen very limited success at the Games.

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