Olympian Sushil Kumar arrested in connection with murder

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Two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar was arrested in connection with a murder of a junior wrestler, Delhi Police said on Sunday.

The Special Cell’s Southern Range team led by inspector Karambir arrested Kumar (38) and his associate Ajay, alias Sunil, (48) on Sunday morning, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) PS Kushwah said.

The athlete has been on the run since the death of Sagar Dhankar on May 5, prompting Delhi Police to issue a lookout notice for him and announce a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh for information on his whereabouts.

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Another reward of Rs 50,000 was announced for Ajay Kumar’s arrest.

Sushil Kumar, who is employed at the Indian Railways, is the chief administrator of the Chhatrasal Stadium in his capacity as the Officer on Special Duty (OSD) on deputation with the Delhi Government.

His arrest came hours after a Delhi court issued a non-bailable warrant against him.