A Delhi court has issued a non-bailable warrant against two-time Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar and nine others on Saturday in relation with the murder of a 23-year-old former junior national wrestling champion, Sagar Rana. The entire incident has sent shock waves around the country. Earlier, the court had issued a look-out-circular (LoC) against the wrestler, who is absconding since the break out of the news.
It is also being learned that the Delhi Police have decided to announce a reward for the arrest. The police later confirmed in a statement that they had moved to the court wanting an Non-bailable warrant against Sushil Kumar and their application has been approved.
“We also sent a letter to the Delhi government, informing that their official, Sushil Kumar, and his associate, Ajay Kumar, who is a physical education teacher, have been named by the victims. Departmental action should be taken against him,” a senior police officer was quoted by Indian Express.
“After registering an FIR, we served notice to him, but he switched off his phone and has been untraceable since. We also conducted raids at his friends’ residences and now have decided to announce a reward for information leading to his arrest and a file has been placed before senior officers,” police sources added.
Sagar Rana beaten to death on May 4
Notably, Sagar Rana, who had competed in the 97-kg Greco-Roman category, was beaten to death in a clash involving two groups during a brawl at the Chhatrasal Stadium parking area. Following the incident, an FIR of murder, abduction and criminal conspiracy was registered against Kumar.
The victims in their statements have also reportedly told police that Kumar 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.