The Hush Post: Delhi Police has registered an FIR against double Olympic medallist and former world champion Sushil Kumar after a brawl broke out between his supporters and those of Praveen Rana’s supporters. The incident happened at KD Jadhav stadium. The case was lodged on Rana’s brother, Navin Rana’s complaint as a result of which an FIR was registered under sections 323 [voluntarily causing hurt] and 341 [wrongful restraint] of the IPC.
The incident occurred after selection trials for the Commonwealth Games, to be held in April next year at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium.
The proceedings ended on a bad note when supporters of both the wrestlers exchanged blows.
Sushil, who returned to the international wrestling after a three year gap with a Commonwealth Championships gold, won all his bouts in the 74kg category. But things took a wrong turn when Rana, after losing to Sushil in the semi-final clash, claimed that the Olympic medallist’s supporters thrashed him and his elder brother “for taking the ring” against him.
Sushil, on the other hand, claimed that he was bitten by Rana during the bout….he bit me…but no problem, it might be his tactics to stop me from performing well. All this is a part of sports,” Sushil told reporters after the bouts.
“Whatever happened here was wrong. I condemn it. There was mutual respect after the fight ended,” he added.