Two time olympic medallist Sushil Kumar, who was arrested by Delhi Police Special Cell on Sunday morning from New Delhi, lost his job with the Indian Railways.
“Sushil Kumar suspended from his job at Northern Railways, as criminal offence investigation against him is underway," Deepak Kumar, CPRO, Northern Railways, told ANI.
Railways Statement -
A case against Shri Sushil Kumar, (Adhoc)JAG/ IRTS, on premature repatriation to Northern Railway from NDMC, in respect of a criminal offence is under investigation.
Shri Sushil Kumar was detained in police custody on 23rd May, 2021 for a period exceeding forty-eight hours.
Now, therefore Shri 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.
Kumar, employed with the Indian Railways, is posted as an Officer on Special Duty (OSD) at Chhattrasal Stadium, where the brawl allegedly took place on May 4.
Kumar was arrested on Sunday morning along with his aide Ajay Kumar, who have been on the run for over 18 days in several states after the death of wrestler Sagar Dhankar after the brawl on May 4 at Chhatrasal stadium.
Dhankar succumbed to injuries later in a hospital.
According to Delhi Police officials, Kumar had travelled to Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana during the 18 days long cat and mouse chase game.
He was finally arrested from Delhi’s Mundka area on Sunday morning, when he had come to collect some cash and also borrowed a scooty from a national level player. Delhi Police had also announced a reward of Rs 1 lakh on Kumar and Rs 50,000 on his aide Ajay.
According to Special Cell officers, Kumar had got the thrashing of Dhankar recorded on mobile phone to terrorise the wrestling circuit in the city. Kumar was sent to six days’ custody by a Delhi court.
Police informed the court that Kumar had asked his friend Prince to make the video of thrashing Dhankar. “He wanted to instill fear in the wrestling community in Delhi," police informed the court.
On May 18, Kumar had moved an anticipatory bail in New Delhi’s Rohini court, but the court rejected his bail plea.
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 had also issued a lookout notice for Kumar who won bronze in 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and silver in 2012 London Olympic Games in 66 kg category.