DELHI COURT EXTENDS JUDICIAL CUSTODY OF SUSHIL KUMAR IN CHHASTARSAL MURDER CASE
A Delhi Court on Friday prolonged for 14 extra days the judicial custody of Olympic wrestler Sushil Kumar and his partner Ajay Kumar in reference to the Chhatrasal Stadium homicide case of former junior countrywide wrestling champion Sagar Dhankhar. The duo will stay in judicial custody until July nine.
Metropolitan Magistrate Mayank Aggarwal stated the order after Sushil Kumar was produced before the Court on completion of his judicial custody which was in advance prolonged via way of means of 9 days until June 25.
The duo became despatched to judicial custody on June 2 after the Court turned down the plea moved by Delhi Police looking for in addition 3 days police custody.
Sushil Kumar was arrested from Delhi Police on Sunday morning. His companion, Ajay Kumar, a physical training instructor at Chhatrasal Stadium, has been arrested and the Police made their arrest from the Mundka area.
The Delhi Police had registered an FIR under sec. 302 (punishment for murder) and sec. 308 (attempt to commit culpable homicide), 365, 325, 323, 341,506, 188, 269, 34 and 120B of IPC in conjunction with sec. 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act.
Reportedly, Sagar, who have been training at the enduring Chhatrasal Stadium, died whilst of his pals got injured after they had been allegedly assaulted by Sushil Kumar and some other wrestlers on May 4, at the Chhatrasal Stadium premises in Delhi.
"No one is above law and law treats everyone equally. Though constitution guarantees the right to life and liberty to all persons whether they are accused or not but that right is also subject to certain exceptions. Moreover, the significance of initial days of investigation to unearth the truth also has to be seen. The court is duty bound to strike a balance between the fairness of investigation and the rights of the accused." the Court had observed while sending Sushil Kumar and Ajay Kumar to judicial custody.
The Court had turned down the plea moved by Sushil Kumar looking for unique supplementary diet in the jail.
"It is well settled law that all the persons, whether natural or juristic are equal in the eyes of law irrespective of their caste,religion, sex, class, etc. Right to equality is a basic feature of Indian Constitution. It implies the rule of law. It also implies absence of any special privilege in any person due to his rank,status, whether rich or poor, etc. The law should be equal and should be equally administered, that like should be treated alike." The Court said.
Furthermore, the Court also observed thus:
"Considering the facts and circumstances of the present case as well as keeping in view the averments made in the present application, it is apparent that all the basic needs and necessities of the accused/applicant are being taken care of as per the provisions of Delhi Prisons Rule, 2018. The alleged special foods and supplements appears to be simplest the dreams and needs of the accused/applicant and aren't in any way the crucial want or necessity for the accused/applicant. Hence, the prayer of the accused/applicant in the present application isn't maintainable. Accordingly, the prevailing application is dismissed."