A Delhi court on Wednesday will order Olympic wrestler Sushil Kumar’s motion for special food and supplements in prison in connection with the alleged murder of a young wrestler. (More sports news)
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Satvir Singh Lamba reserved the order after hearing at length the allegations made by prosecutors and the defense.
Sushil, who is charged with murder, murder and kidnapping, is currently in Mandoli Prison in Delhi.
In the plea, Kumar’s lawyers Pradeep Rana, Kumar Vaibhaw and Satwik Misra stated that their client was taking nutritional supplements such as Isolate Whey Protein, Omega-3 capsules, joint capsules, pre-workout C4 and Hyde, multivitamin GNC, exercise bands, etc.
The motion added that denying these basic requirements will have a major impact on his career, as the specific diet and dietary supplements are extremely necessary for his health and performance.
“The applicant’s career in wrestling is directly related to his physical strength and physique, without which he cannot sustain and the supplements are required,” the complaint stated.
However, the prison authorities stated in their response to the court that Kumar’s health does not require nutritional supplements or an additional protein diet as an “additional diet”.
In the course of Tuesday’s trial, Sushil’s attorney Pradeep Rana said in court that Sushil was entitled to the supplement because he was an “unconvicted criminal prisoner.”
Attorney Rana said the special diet and supplements were requested at Sushil’s personal expense and not by prison authorities.
He added that an additional protein diet was not “special treatment” but was required by the defendant due to his future preparation as an active athlete and world-famous wrestler.
Meanwhile, another request for a separate cell in the prison was withdrawn by Sushil’s attorney after prison authorities submitted a report that a cell had already been made available to him in light of the security threat.
On June 2, the District Court sent Sushil into custody for nine days. He was arrested on May 23rd and then interrogated by the police for 10 days.
Sushil Kumar and his associates allegedly attacked Sagar Dhankar and two of his friends Sonu Mahal and Amit Kumar on the night between May 4th and 5th at Chhatrasal Stadium over a property dispute. The 23-year-old later succumbed to his injuries.
Police have called Sushil the “main culprit and mastermind” of the murder, saying that there is electronic evidence of him and his staff beating the 23-year-old with sticks.
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