Sagar Rana murder-accused Sushil Kumar could be facing a long time in jail, possibly even life imprisonment if MCOCA is imposed on him by the Delhi Police.
Sushil Kumar is currently in the custody of Delhi Police due to his involvement in the Sagar Rana murder case (AFP Photo)
- MCOCA is an action is taken against those who are involved in organised crime
- Investigative agencies can file a charge sheet for up to 6 months in MCOCA
- Sagar Rana murder-accused Sushil Kumar was in touch with dreaded gangsters Kala Jhathedi and Neeraj Bawana
The Delhi Police is considering invoking the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) against wrestler Sushil Kumar for his involvement with dreaded gangsters of Delhi, Haryana and Rajasthan, said a senior police officer on Sunday.
This action is taken against those who are involved in organised crime. The accused will not be able to get bail easily and there is also a provision of life imprisonment after MCOCA. Investigative agencies can file a charge sheet for up to 6 months in MCOCA.
Two-time Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar was in touch with gangsters Kala Jhathedi and Neeraj Bawana. It is alleged that Sushil gave Kala Jhathedi and Neeraj Bawana information about the status and functioning of people. According to the police, Sushil and the gangsters have been aligned since 2018. During the murder of Sagar Rana, Sushil also beat up the nephew of Kala Jhathedi. This led to a rift in the relationship between Kala Jhathedi and the two-time Olympic medalist.
According to the police, Sushil Kumar’s role was similar to that of former MLA Ramvir Shaukeen, who was working behind the scenes for his gangster nephew Neeraj Bawana. Ramveer Shaukeen is also in jail. Gangster Sandeep Kala, aka Kala Jhathedi, and gangster Laurence Vishnoi are teaming up together. Special Cell of Delhi Police arrested 5 people – Laurence Vishnoi, Jagdeep Jaggu Bhagwanpuria, Sampat Mehra alias Kali Rajput, Raju Basodi and Ravindra alias Kali Shooter in the MCOCA case. Laurence Vishnoi has been brought to Delhi on transit remand from High Security Jail in Ajmer, Rajasthan.
The Special Cell had also registered a case of MCOCA against Kala Jathedi. According to a special cell official, the network of Laurence Vishnoi and Kala Jathedi is spread in many countries. There are more than 300 crooks in this gang. Delhi Police sources say they are investigating ties between decorated wrestler Sushil Kumar and notorious gangster Neeraj Bawana, who allegedly runs his empire from Tihar jail. Bawana’s henchmen are suspected to have accompanied the Olympian when the assault on Sagar took place on May 4. A Scorpio, registered under a person staying at the same village as Bawana’s maternal uncle, has also ruffled feathers. A 12-bore semi-automatic shotgun and some cartridges were found in the Scorpio.
Incidentally, another person assaulted with Sagar on that fateful day was Sonu Mahal, who happens to be nephew of wanted gangster Sandeep Kala alias Kala Jathedi, now believed to be hiding in Dubai. Bawana and Jathedi are embroiled in one-upmanship over Delhi’s underworld.
However, wrestlers for long have been known to be associated with the dark underbelly of Delhi’s crime world. The ‘services’ of wrestlers are often used by politicians and loan sharks. According to police sources, there have been several incidents of wrestlers intimidating persons in debt and forcing them to sign off properties when they’re unable to pay off.
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