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Olympic Wrestler Sushil Kumar sent to judicial custody by Delhi Court

A Delhi court on Wednesday denied the Delhi Police’s request for a custodial questioning of detained wrestler Sushil Kumar in the suspected death of a young wrestler at the Chhatrasal Stadium. The court also condemned him to nine days in judicial custody, dismissing the police’s request for three further days of detention.

At the end of his four-day police custody, the two-time Olympic medalist was summoned before Metropolitan Magistrate Rashmi Gupta and instructed to be held in judicial detention for nine days. The co-accused in the case, Ajay Kumar Sehrawat, was also sentenced to nine days in judicial custody by the judge. 

Furthermore, Kumar was not cooperating in the probe, according to additional public prosecutor Atul Shrivastava, who represents the Delhi Police. He went on to say that he required police custody to obtain his phone and weapon of crime. The counsel also requested that the CCTV video evidence from Kumar’s home be recovered, that his clothing from the event be retrieved, and that Kumar be faced with his accomplices, who were also caught. Sushil Kumar’s lawyer, Pradeep Rana, claimed that Sushil Kumar had already been escorted to Bhatinda for the retrieval of his cellphone and to Haridwar for the retrieval of the video and his clothing.

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