FIR lodged against wrestler Sushil Kumar, supporters after clash with Parveen Rana

first_imgAn FIR has been lodged against double-Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar and his supporters due to their involvement in the fight with fellow wrestler Parveen Rana at the trials conducted for selection of India’s wrestling representatives for 2018 Commonwealth Games on Friday.ALSO WATCH: SPORTS TODAY”We have registered an FIR against wrestler Sushil Kumar and his supporters,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Central MS Randhawa said, while confirming the news, on Saturday.An FIR has been lodged under Section 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 341 (wrongful restraint) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).The supporters of Sushil Kumar and his bitter rival Parveen Rana were involved in a fist fight with each other at the KD Jadhav Stadium in New Delhi.Sushil won all his bouts on Friday and qualified for the Games next year. But things took an ugly turn when Rana, after losing to the former in the semi-final clash, claimed that the decorated wrestler’s supporters beat him and his elder brother “for daring to take the ring” against him.A group of over 40 people entered the warm-up hall and ransacked the property.The supporters of both the wrestlers attacked each other mercilessly. The reason behind the scuffle is yet to be ascertained.On the other hand, Sushil alleged that the supporters of Rana threatened his life.Reacting to the fist fight, Sushil said that he condemns such behavior: “It is very unfortunate and I condemn it. It is wrong, there is no space for such things in sports.”The wrestler also tweeted out his reaction later and said that he doesn’t support this and his only aim is to win for the nation and not get anything individually.advertisement”It’s very unfortunate and highly condemnable what has happened today at the stadium. I do not support anyone who gets violent in between sportsmanship. My aim is to fight and win for my Nation like a true sportsman and not to win against any group or individual #JaiHind,” Sushil had tweeted on Friday.last_img read more