New Delhi: A Delhi court on Tuesday refused the release on bail of Olympic medalist wrestler Sushil Kumar in the Chhatrasal Stadium murder case.
Additional sessions Judge Shivaji Anand refused to grant redress to Kumar after hearing the prosecution and defense at length, PTI reported.
The Olympian had sought redress in the case, claiming that the police had set up a bogus case and presented a “guilty image” of him.
Opposing Sushil Kumar bail plea, the prosecution argued that the accused hunted a 27-year-old wrestler like “hunting wild animals.”
Kumar’s attorney, Pradeep Rana, said police officers, who were witnessed in the case, made their statements after an unexplained delay.
Kumar, who was arrested earlier on May 23, has been in prison since June 2.
The 38-year-old wrestler, along with others, allegedly assaulted former national junior wrestling champion Sagar Dhankar and his friends at Chhatrasal Stadium earlier in May over an alleged property dispute.
Dhankar, who later succumbed to his injuries, died of brain damage resulting from the impact of a blunt object, according to the autopsy report.
Delhi Police have charged 13 people, including the Olympic medalist wrestler, under Articles 302 (punishment for murder), 307 (attempted murder), 147 (punishment for a riot), and 120 (B) with a criminal conspiracy among other articles of the Indian Penal Code. Code (IPC).
There are 155 prosecution witnesses in this case.