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Dangals of Crime, two-part docuseries on Discovery+, shines a light on the mafia embedded in Indian wrestling
Olympian Sushil Kumar's recent arrest was not a case of a bad apple. It was a symptom of something systemic — the inextricable links between wrestling and organised crime in Delhi-NCR and adjacent regions.
Sushil Kumar, lodged in Tihar Jail in the Chhatrasal Stadium brawl case, will soon be giving coaching classes on wrestling and physical fitness to his fellow inmates, prison authorities said.
The four petitioners, who are prosecution witnesses, claimed that the involvement of the gangsters from Rohini or nearby areas in the case made them feel more vulnerable and that most of the other wrestlers in the stadium were either sympathizers, disciples, colleagues, or in illegal support of the accused Sushil Kumar.
Year in review 2021: From Neeraj Chopra's rise in seven-star Olympic show to fall of Sushil Kumar, this year had it all
Chopra's javelin flew high and did not come down until it had travelled enough to provide a golden touch to India's best-ever Olympic campaign in Tokyo in a momentous 2021 which also saw the fall of the great Sushil Kumar.
Sushil Kumar's fall from grace, Olympic success, Anshu Malik the new star: 2021 had it all for Indian wrestling
The way the 38-year old Sushil, the only Indian wrestler to have won two Olympic medals and a world title, played hide and seek with the police before being arrested, sort of exposed the seedy underbelly of Indian wrestling
Only five Indian women wrestlers have won medals at the Worlds and all of them — Alka Tomar (2006), Geeta Phogat (2012), Babita Phogat (2012), Pooja Dhanda (2018) and Vinesh Phogat (2019) — have clinched bronze.
Sushil Kumar had sought relief from the court asserting that police built a false case against him and presented a "guilty image" of him.
The first charge sheet which was filed by the police on 2 August named 13 accused, including Sushil Kumar who was named as the main accused.
Sushil, who has been in jail since 2 June, sought relief from court by asserting that he has been falsely implicated in the murder case. He said accusations were made to humiliate him and injure his reputation.
The term repechage is derived from the french word repecher, as per Olympics website. In English, it means rescue. So through a repechage round, a wrestler despite losing the first round can still end up with a medal in wrestling at Games.
Kumar was produced before Metropolitan Magistrate Mayank Aggarwal at the end of the 14-day judicial custody. He is facing charges of murder, culpable homicide, and kidnapping.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Dr Dinshaw Pardiwala helps India's top athletes when they're at their most vulnerable
Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra's elbow in 2019. Boxer Manish Kaushik's bicep in June 2020. Wrestler Vinesh Phogat's knee after Rio 2016. Dr Dinshaw Pardiwala has operated on many of India's Tokyo 2020 medal hopefuls besides many of India's sports legends.
Delhi court denies wrestler Sushil Kumar's request for special food, supplements in jail, says all equal before law
Two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar is currently lodged in Delhi's Mandoli Jail in connection with the alleged murder of Sagar Dhankar at Chhatrasal Stadium over a property dispute.
Sushil Kumar may still emerge as innocent from the Sagar murder case but there's no doubt his alleged involvement in it has already sullied his legacy.
Delhi court extends two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar's police custody by four days, says no one above law
The judge said the involvement of a large number of persons, some of whom belong to some notorious gangs stationed in and outside Delhi, is also suspected and they are yet to be arrested.
Sushil Kumar and his associate Ajay were arrested on Sunday in connection with the death of wrestler Sagar.
The accused, identified as Bhupender, Mohit, Gulab, and Manjeet, are from Haryana and allegedly active members of the Kala Asauda and Neeraj Bawana gangs.
Delhi Police take murder-accused wrestler Sushil Kumar to Chhatrasal Stadium to recreate crime scene
Two-time Olympic medallist Kumar and his associate Ajay were arrested on Sunday from outer Delhi's Mundka.
A senior commercial manager with the Northern Railway, Olympic medallist Kumar was posted by the Delhi government as an Officer on Special Duty (OSD) at Chhatrasal Stadium for development of sports at school level.
Sushil Kumar was arrested on Sunday over alleged involvement in the murder of wrestler Sagar Dhankar.