Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Sushil Kumar has been suspended from his job with the Indian Railways until further notice. The decision comes after the wrestler was arrested on Sunday in connection with the murder of a 23-year-old wrestler Sagar Rana in Delhi’s Chhatrasal Stadium. After his arrest on Sunday, Kumar was sent to six-day police custody.
Sushil Kumar was detained in police custody on May 23, 2021 for a period exceeding forty-eight hours. Now, therefore Sushil Kumar JAG/ (Adhoc) IRTS is deemed to have been suspended with effect from the date of detention i.e. 23rd May, 2021 in terms of Rule 5 (2) of (D&A) Rules, 1968 and shall remain under suspension until further orders, Northern Railways spokesperson Deepak Kumar said in a statement.
On May 18, Kumar had moved an anticipatory bail in New Delhi’s Rohini court but the court rejected his bail plea. Last week, Delhi Police had announced a cash award of Rs 1 lakh for feedback on the celebrated wrestler who was absconding since May 4.
On May 4, two groups of wrestlers clashed with each other at Chhatrasal Stadium leading to the death of 23-year-old Dhankar due to injuries he sustained during the brawl. The Delhi court had also issued a non-bailable warrant (NBW) against Kumar. Delhi Police issued a lookout notice against Kumar.
Delhi Police has filed an FIR in the case under sections 302 (murder), 308 (culpable homicide), 365 (kidnapping), 325 (causing grevious hurt), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 341 (wrongful restraint) and 506 (criminal intimidation).
It has also been registered under 188 (Disobedience to order by public servant), 269 (negligent act likely to spread infection of disease), 120-B (criminal conspiracy) and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code and various sections under the Arms Act.