chhatrashal murder case: court handed over the murder case related to wrestler sushil kumar to the sessions court

chhatrashal murder case: court handed over the murder case related to wrestler sushil kumar to the sessions court

Highlights

  • The court of CMM Satveer Singh of Rohini court handed over the matter to the sessions court.
  • Delhi Police had filed a charge sheet in the case on August 3.
  • The matter before whom the matter will be listed has not been decided yet.

New Delhi
A Delhi court on Monday handed over the Chhatrasal Stadium murder case to the Sessions Court for further hearing. Olympic medalist wrestler Sushil Kumar is an accused in this case.

The court took this decision after taking cognizance of the charge sheet filed against Kumar and others under charges of murder, kidnapping and conspiracy. The court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) of Rohini court, Satveer Singh Lamba, handed over the matter to the sessions court.

However, before whom the matter will be listed has not been decided yet. Sushil Kumar’s lawyer told that the date of September 24 has been fixed for the next hearing of this matter.

During the hearing of the case before the CMM in the morning, Kumar and other accused were produced before the court through video conferencing and gave their appearance. Kumar is currently imprisoned in Tihar Jail.

Junior wrestler Sagar Dhankhar dies due to injury
It may be mentioned that Kumar and others are alleged to have assaulted former junior national wrestling champion Sagar Dhankhar and his friends on the intervening night of May 4-5 over an alleged property dispute. Dhankhar later died of injuries sustained from the beating. The postmortem report revealed that Dhankhar died due to brain injury caused by a blunt object.

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The main accused is wrestler Sushil Kumar.
The Delhi Police on August 3 filed a charge sheet in the case naming Olympic medalist wrestling player Kumar as the main accused. The judge took cognizance of the final report on August 6.

Police said that the incident near the stadium was a conspiracy by Kumar who wanted to establish his dominance among the young wrestling players. In the charge sheet, the police have mentioned the statement given by Dhankhar before death, scientific evidence including the location of the accused, CCTV picture, weapons and vehicle recovered on the spot.

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