Olympic medallist wrestler Sushil Kumar on Monday moved a Delhi court docket in search of bail within the Chhatrasal Stadium homicide case, saying that the police constructed a false case and offered a “guilty image” of him.
Mr Kumar, together with others had allegedly assaulted former junior nationwide wrestling champion Sagar Dhankar and his pals on the stadium in May over an alleged property dispute. Dhankar later succumbed to the accidents.
Additional Sessions Judge Shivaji Anand will hear the bail plea on Tuesday.
Advocate Nitin Vasishth, showing for the sufferer and complainant Sonu, stated that Mr Kumar shouldn’t be launched on bail as extra accused are but to be arrested and so they, together with Mr Kumar, could affect the witnesses.
The worldwide wrestler who’s jail since June 2, 2021, sought aid from the court docket by asserting that he has been falsely implicated within the alleged homicide case and the accusations are levelled with the goal and object of humiliating him and injuring his popularity.
In the plea, he stated that the “unfortunate demise” of a budding wrestler was sensationalized and the identical was exploited towards him by events with a vested curiosity.
The Olympian emphasised that the police left no stone unturned to current a “false and guilty image” of him and fed false info to the media to wrongfully set up a connection between him and famend gangsters.
“They had even gone to the point of painting a grotesque image of the present accused where he was said to be a gangster himself and even questions were raised against his antecedents,” Mr Kumar stated in a 16-pages bail plea.
However, after submitting the cost sheet, all of the claims and leaks made by the investigating company are unfaithful and with none footing within the actuality, the plea filed by means of advocate Pradeep Rana stated.
To buttress his contentions, he acknowledged that the FIR was filed after a delay, and statements of witnesses had been marred by enhancements and contractions, and had been intentionally withheld by the investigating company to construct a “false case”.
“The investigating agency at the fag end of the investigation cropped up a new version that the deceased had given a dying declaration to the police officials with an aim to add bite to the otherwise toothless case of the prosecution,” Mr Kumar submitted.
He additionally known as the FIR a conjoint mixture of “assumption, presumption, and malafide intentions”, including that the police arrested him within the absence of concrete proof.
The wrestler additional stated that he’s no extra required for any custodial interrogation, a lot much less for any restoration or discovery of incriminating materials because the cost sheet has been filed which reveals that the probe towards him is over.
Mr Kumar stated that nothing incriminating has been recovered from him which additional corroborates his innocence however the investigating company as a way to construct a case towards him has attributed sure autos and weapons to him.
The wrestler additional instructed the court docket that he has clear antecedents and has by no means violated any regulation.
“The accused has received various laurels representing India and has made the nation proud by winning medals at numerous International tournaments and championships,” the plea acknowledged and listed out all of the medals he has gained through the years.
The Olympic wrestler submitted that he’s assured to show his innocence earlier than any court docket of regulation and any detention at this stage would solely be pre-trial incarceration with none fault on his half being harmless.
The police had earlier stated that the brawl on the stadium was the results of a conspiracy hatched by Mr Kumar, who needed to re-establish his supremacy amongst youthful wrestlers.
Mr Kumar, together with 12 different accused, has been named within the cost sheet filed by the Delhi Police in August.
The Delhi Police had filed an FIR towards the accused of offences reminiscent of homicide, try to homicide, culpable murder, felony conspiracy, kidnapping, theft, rioting, amongst others.