The Delhi Police on Tuesday said they have suspended the firearms licence of two-time Olympic medallist and world champion wrestler Sushil Kumar, arrested in connection with the alleged murder of 23-year-old wrestler Sagar Dhankad, while the procedure to cancel the licence permanently has been initiated.
The firearm for which a licence was issued to Kumar in 2012 has already been seized by the crime branch team that is investigating Dhankad’s murder case and has already arrested nine people, including Kumar, so far, police officials in the know of the development said.
Similarly, the arms licence of businessman Navneet Kalra, who was arrested last month in connection with the case of alleged hoarding and black marketing of oxygen concentrators but is presently out on bail, has also been suspended. The licencing department of the city police has initiated the process for cancellation of his licence as well, the officers said.
“We have suspended the arms licences of the arrested wrestler, Sushil Kumar, and of Navneet Kalra as both of them were booked in criminal cases. The process for cancellation of their licences has been initiated and both of them have been served separate notices, seeking their explanation on why the cancellation of licences should not be done,” said joint commissioner of police (licensing) OP Mishra.