Olympic wrestler Sushil Kumar (AFP)
NEW DELHI: With the investigation in opposition to arrested wrestler Olympian Sushil Kumar within the homicide of one other wrestler taking off, the police are specializing in unearthing the crime community that Kumar was allegedly part of together with jailed gangster Neeraj Bawana.
Police are claiming to have discovered extra proof of Kumar’s hyperlinks with Bawana as one of many automobiles, a Scorpio SUV, which was seized from the spot the place wrestler Sagar Dhankad was murdered, has been discovered linked to a Bawana henchman, Mohit.
It has additionally emerged, in keeping with police sources, that many individuals accompanying Kumar on the night time of the homicide have been Bawana’s henchmen. At least seven extra suspects are at massive. Raids are being carried out to nab them.
The sources stated on Monday that Kumar’s footprints had additionally surfaced in an extortion case reported from the Model Town space a couple of weeks in the past. Fugitive gangster Sandeep alias Kala Jathedi had demanded Rs 1 crore as safety cash from a cable businessman. The name was made out of a global quantity. However, investigations have steered that Kumar was allegedly behind this demand. Jathedi was aiming to take full management of toll tax cubicles in Delhi, UP and Haryana and needed Kumar’s assist in attaining this. However, the 2 parted methods two months in the past.
The extortion incident passed off earlier than Jathedi and Kumar fell out over their share within the Model Town property. Soon after, Kumar, as TOI first reported on Monday, allegedly joined fingers with jailed gangster Neeraj Bawana and Naveen Bali. The police are actually gearing as much as query the duo. Kumar, police stated, was not solely working away from them for over two weeks but additionally from Kala Jathedi, one of the vital needed gangsters of north India, who’s at present believed to be in Dubai.
On the night time of May Four-5, Kumar had assaulted not solely wrestler Sagar Dhankar but additionally one other man, Sonu, a infamous legal with 19 circumstances of homicide, extortion and theft.
Jathedi, cops say, had been indulging in large-scale grabbing of disputed properties in Delhi by Sonu and others. Kumar allegedly joined fingers with Jathedi some time in the past and landed a property in M2 block of northwest Delhi’s Model Town. This is the flat on the centre of your entire controversy. This flat was getting used to shelter criminals belonging to the Jathedi-Lawrence Bishnoi gang and lots of crime plots have been hatched there, stated an officer.