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Delhi Court grants interim bail to Olympic wrestler Sushil Singh to perform last rites of his father

A Delhi court has granted interim bail to the Olympic wrestler Sushil Kumar,who is one of the co-accused in the Sagar Dhankar murder case,for  four days,so that he can perform the last rites of his father.

An application was moved in Rohini court by Kumar seeking interim bail for two weeks to perform the last rituals of his father who had died on March 5, stating that being the eldest son,he was required to  perform certain rituals.

The Additional sessions judge Shivaji Anand, after hearing the report filled  by the investigating officer (IO) as well as hearing the counsel for the two sides, has granted the interim bail for four days.

The court in its order said that on humanitarian ground the application of Sushil Kumar will be accepted and he would be released on interim bail w.e.f 06.03.2023 to 09.03.2023 only on furnishing personal bonds in the sum of Rs. 1 Lakh with two sureties in the like amount.

The order further mentioned that the Applicant is told to surrender before the concerned Jail Superintendent after expiry of interim bail period i.e. on 10.03.2023”.

Kumar was further directed not to threaten witnesses or tamper with any evidence,. He has been told that he will have to share his phone’s live location with the IO and if it is prima facie brought to the court that he is violating the conditions then his interim shall be liable to be cancelled.

Kumar, who won medals at the Beijing and London Olympics, has been charged with the murder of 23-year-old Dhankad inside Delhi’s Chhatrasal stadium. Kumar was arrested on May 23, 2021.

As per the charge sheet of Delhi Police,  Kumar killed Dhankar last year because his ego was bruised by rumours of his diminishing clout and he wanted to re-establish his authority among younger athletes. Kumar’s lawyers have denied Delhi Police’s allegations.

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