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Court Asks Delhi To Protect Witness In Murder Case Against Olympian

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Court Asks Delhi To Protect Witness In Murder Case Against Olympian

Wrestler Sushil Kumar was arrested on Might 23 in reference to the case. File

New Delhi:

The Delhi Excessive Court docket has directed the Delhi authorities to take steps underneath the Witness Safety Scheme 2018 for safeguarding a witness in a homicide case allegedly involving Olympic medallist wrestler Sushil Kumar.

Justice Suresh Okay Kait directed the Delhi authorities to file an utility earlier than the competent authority for safeguarding the witness within the homicide case underneath the scheme inside one week from June 2.

The excessive courtroom additional mentioned that the competent authority shall take a call inside one week of submitting of the appliance and until a call is taken, Delhi Police would supply safety to the witness.

With the course, the courtroom disposed of a plea for cover moved by the witness, represented by advocates Ajay Kumar Pipaniya and Pallavi Pipaniya, who has alleged that he too was crushed up by Sushil Kumar when the incident occurred on the Chhatrasal Stadium right here.

Sushil Kumar and his associates allegedly assaulted Sagar Dhankar and two of his buddies Sonu Mahal and Amit Kumar on the stadium on the intervening night time of Might 4 and 5 over a property dispute. The 23-year-old Mr Dhankar succumbed to the accidents later.

Mr Sushil was arrested on Might 23. The courtroom had initially remanded him in six days of police custody, which was later prolonged by 4 days on Might 29 and on June 2 he was despatched to judicial custody.

The witness, who was one of many individuals allegedly crushed up by Mr Sushil, has claimed that he fears for his life because the Olympic medallist was nicely linked with hardened criminals.

Advocate Ajay Kumar Pipaniya advised the courtroom that his consumer’s dad and mom have been being influenced and threatened repeatedly by goons to not give any assertion or testimony towards the wrestler.

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