Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur)

Court rejects Sushil Kumar plea over diet

- Agencies

NEW DELHI: Delhi’s Rohini Court on Wednesday dismissed wrestler Sushil Kumar’s petition seeking a high protein diet and special supplement­s in prison.

Kumar is currently in judicial custody as the prime accused in the Sagar Dhankar murder case.

Chief Metropolit­an Magistrate Satvir Singh Lamba in the order said the alleged special foods and supplement­s appear to be only the desires and wishes of the accused/applicant and are not in “any manner the essential need or necessity” for him.

“Hence, the prayer of the accused/applicant in the present applicatio­n is not maintainab­le. Accordingl­y, the present applicatio­n is hereby dismissed,” the order said.

Advocate Pradeep Rana, appearing for Kumar, while arguing for the applicatio­n said, “The future carrier of accused/ applicant in wrestling directly depends on his physical strength and physique, without which he cannot sustain and sought permission to allow special foods and supplement­s to the accused, which contain protein, Omega-3 capsules, jointment capsules, Pre-workout C4, Hyde, Multivitam­in GNC, Exercises Bands among other things.”

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