Wrestler murder case: Two absconding associates of Olympian Sushil held


NEW DELHI: Two associates of jailed Olympian wrestler Sushil Kumar, wished in reference to the homicide of 23 year-old budding wrestler Sagar Dhankar in May 2021 however absconding, have been apprehended by the Crime Department, a Delhi Police official mentioned on Thursday.

Police had introduced a reward of Rs 50,000 every for info resulting in the arrest of the duo, recognized as Ankit Dabas, 28, a resident of village Sultanpur Dabas and Joginder alias Kala, 43, a resident of village Pooth Kalan. Each had been on the run since Sagar’s demise.

Sushil Kumar, together with others, is accused of allegedly assaulting former junior nationwide wrestling champion Dhankar, a resident of Haryana’s Rohtak, and his associates within the car parking zone of the town’s Chhatrasal Stadium, on May 4, 2021 over an alleged property dispute.

Dhankar later succumbed to accidents and, in response to the autopsy report, he died as a result of cerebral harm ensuing from blunt object influence.

In October this yr, a Delhi courtroom had framed costs towards Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar and 17 others, setting the stage for his or her trial.

Extra Classes Choose Shivaji Anand framed costs towards Kumar and different accused below varied provisions of the Indian Penal Code, together with these associated to homicide, rioting and prison conspiracy.

“During investigation, 18 were arrested but Joginder and Dabas were at large after committing the crime. Both were hiding themselves and continuously changing their hideouts,” Particular Commissioner of Police, Crime, Ravindra Singh Yadav mentioned.

“Just lately, credible info was obtained that two fugitives have been hiding in rural areas of district Baghpat (UP). Performing on the inputs, a police crew reached the Baghpat space and mounted each technical and human surveillance.

“The police team pretended to be agricultural laborers as they moved around in villages. After painstaking efforts, the police team got a clue about the fugitives and both the accused, who also tried to escape, were apprehended near village Balaini in Baghpat,” he mentioned Yadav.

“To evade arrest, both the accused stayed among the farmers at Tikri Border during the farmers agitation. After the agitation had ended, Dabas shifted to Himachal Pradesh and worked there as a laborer in a transport company while Joginder shifted to Haridwar and stayed there in different temples and Dharamshalas,” mentioned the Particular CP.

Dabas has recognized Sushil Kumar for the final 6-7 years and on the day of incident, he went to Chhatrasal Stadium after receiving a name from Ajay, who’s a detailed buddy of Sushil Kumar. He’s additionally discovered beforehand concerned in a single extortion case registered at Shahbad Dairy police station.

The officers mentioned that Joginder met Sushil Kumar by way of a typical buddy they usually had recognized one another since 14-15 years.

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