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India: Delhi cops take selfies with Sushil Kumar in appalling move

Web Report/Delhi
Filed on June 26, 2021

Police and the murder-accused former Olympic wrestler are seen all smiles and mask-less in the photos.

Shocking new photographs show Delhi police officers staging a clicking pictures and taking selfies with wrestler Sushil Kumar.

The photo op allegedly took place while police were transferring the two-time Olympic medallist to Tihar Jail from Mandoli Jail after Delhi courts extended Kumar’s judicial custody by another 14 days.

The pictures have left a bad taste in many netizens’ mouths as they show the murder-accused Kumar fraternizing with cops and posing mask-less in the midst of a deadly second wave of Covid-19 sweeping the across India.

Kumar was arrested from Mundka area in the national capital on Sunday morning by a team of Delhi Police's Special Cell. A non-bailable warrant was issued against 38-year-old Sushil Kumar and others in the case relating to the alleged killing of 23-year-old wrestler Sagar Rana at Chhatrasal Stadium.

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