Delhi Police on May 17 announced a reward of Rs 1 lakh for information that would lead to the arrest of India’s two-time Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar in connection with the murder of 23-year-old wrestler, Sagar Rana, in Delhi. Rs 50 thousand cash reward has been announced for information about Sushil’s associate Ajay Kumar.
Kumar, who has been named in the FIR, is on the run, and efforts are on to trace him, a senior officer had said, adding that raids were being conducted in the Delhi-NCR region and neighbouring states to nab him.
“We have announced a reward of Rs 1 lakh for information leading to the arrest of Sushil Kumar and Rs 50,000 on his associate Ajay, who is also absconding in the case,” said a senior police officer.
Recently, Delhi Court had issued non-bailable warrants against Sushil Kumar and six others in connection with the Chhatrasal Stadium brawl days after a lookout notice was issued against the two-time Olympic medalist in the same case.
Recently, the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) had expressed concern over India’s wrestling image as Sushil Kumar is one of the most decorated wrestlers of India. “Yes, I must say that the image of Indian wrestling has got hurt badly by this. But we have nothing to do with what wrestlers do away from the mat. We are concerned with their on-mat performance,” WFI Assistant Secretary Vinod Tomar told Media.