The Delhi Police has informed the Delhi High Court that the victims and prosecution witnesses in the Chhatrasal Stadium murder case are safe and secure and that security in the city’s Rohini Court, where the trial is taking place, has been tightened up.
The case revolves around the death of Sagar Dhankhar, a former junior national wrestling champion. Sushil Kumar, a wrestler, is one of the defendants in the case. The development came after the police filed a status report in a plea filed by victims and prosecution witnesses in the case, who claimed they were brutally beaten by more than 20 gangsters from various gangs in the city when the alleged incident occurred, which resulted in the death of one of the victims namely Sagar Dhankar.
The plea requested that the case be transferred from Rohini Court to another district court in the interest of the safety of the victims and prosecution witnesses, as well as an ‘in-camera’ day-to-day hearing in the case.
According to the Delhi Police, a squadron of the Delhi Police, as well as paramilitary forces (Nagaland Armed Police), have been deployed in the Court Complex for the security of all concerned persons.
“Every person and bag is thoroughly checked prior to entering the court complex,” the Delhi Police said. ”At each entry point, vehicles are also inspected. The safety and security of victims/prosecution witnesses is not a concern. Victims/Prosecution witnesses at Rohini Courts, can give their testimony without fear”Status report
It was also stated that because the other victims live in Haryana, the Haryana Police has agreed to provide them with protection. According to the Delhi Police, after the three victims were examined and their statements were recorded to determine the threat perception, all they said was that they were threatened with death if they gave any testimony against Sushil Kumar and his associates.
“It’s worth noting that none of them has filed any kind of complaint regarding any kind of threat made to them by anyone,” the Court was told.
The co-accused persons in the case, according to the petition, were infamous criminals who were either based near the Rohini District Court or near the Haryana border with complete knowledge of the Rohini area. The petitioners claimed that they were concerned that their safety and security would be jeopardised if they went to the deposition in the Rohini Court complex.
Last year, Sushil Kumar was apprehended in Delhi. Ajay Kumar, a physical education teacher at Chhatrasal Stadium, was also apprehended in 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 (abduction), 325 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 341 (wrongful restraint), 506 (criminal intimidation), 188 (Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant), 269 (negligent act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life), 34 and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of IPC along with sec. 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act, who had been training at the iconic Chhatrasal Stadium, was allegedly assaulted by Sushil Kumar and other wrestlers on May 4, 2021, at the Chhatrasal Stadium premises in Delhi, and died, while two of his friends were injured.