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Sushil Kumar gets TV in Tihar jail to watch Tokyo Olympics


New Delhi: Delhi Prison authorities on Thursday (July 22) allowed two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar, lodged in Tihar jail in reference to the Chhatrasal Stadium brawl, to watch tv in the frequent space of his ward forward of the Olympic video games, which is ready to start on July 23, officers mentioned.

On July 2, Kumar by means of his advocate had urged jail authorities to present him a tv to stay up to date about wrestling matches and different happenings outdoors the jail.

The COVID-hit Olympic games will start in Tokyo in Japan on July 23.

Director General (Delhi Prisons) Sandeep Goel mentioned, “We have allowed Sushil Kumar to watch tv in the frequent space of his ward together with others for the reason that Olympics is ready to start from tomorrow.

“He has made a request through his lawyer for a TV to stay updated about wrestling matches and other happenings.”

Kumar was arrested together with co-accused Ajay Kumar on May 23 from outer Delhi’s Mundka space.

He and his associates allegedly assaulted wrestler Sagar Dhankar and two of his associates Sonu and Amit Kumar on the intervening evening of May 4 and 5 over a property dispute.

Dhankar, 23, succumbed to accidents later.

Kumar, who’s going through costs of homicide, culpable murder and kidnapping, was shifted to Tihar jail quantity 2 from Mandoli jail the place he was lodged earlier.

Police mentioned 12 accused, together with Kumar, have thus far been arrested in reference to the Chhatrasal Stadium brawl case.

The police have claimed that Kumar is the “main culprit and mastermind” of the homicide and mentioned there’s digital proof in which he and his associates may very well be seen beating Dhankar.

Last month, a Delhi courtroom had dismissed an utility filed by Kumar, looking for particular meals and dietary supplements in the jail, saying that they don’t seem to be the “essential need or necessity”.

Kumar had moved the Rohini courtroom looking for particular meals, dietary supplements and train bands in the jail, asserting that these are extraordinarily vital for him to keep his well being and efficiency.

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