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Wrestler Sushil Kumar had approached the Delhi high court seeking trials for the 74-kg men’s freestyle wrestling category for the Rio Olympics 2016. Photo: PTI
Wrestler Sushil Kumar had approached the Delhi high court seeking trials for the 74-kg men’s freestyle wrestling category for the Rio Olympics 2016. Photo: PTI

Gulbarg Society case sentencing likely today

A wrap-up of the key events in the courts today

New Delhi: Monday is set to be a day of judgments. Wrestler Sushil Kumar will find out if he has a chance to take part in the in the Rio Olympics. Also, a special court is likely to sentence 24 people convicted for the 2002 Gulbarg Society killings.

Decision on Sushil Kumar’s participation at Rio Olympics 2016

Wrestler Sushil Kumar had approached the Delhi high court seeking trials for the 74-kg men’s freestyle wrestling category for the Rio Olympics 2016.

Asking for a chance to represent India at the games, he contended that the decision must be made keeping the best interests of the country in mind and his non-participation at the Commonwealth Games last year should not be a factor worthy of consideration for such a decision.

Sushil Kumar has been omitted from the preparatory camp for the Rio games as only quota place-earning wrestlers have been included. Narsingh Yadav has been picked the men’s 74-kg freestyle division for the camp based on his performance at the World Championship last year. Read more

Likely sentencing order in the 2002 Gulbarg Society killings

A special court in Gujarat is likely to pronounce on Monday its sentencing order for 24 people who were convicted in the 2002 Gulbarg Society massacre,in which the victims include former Congress MP Ehsaan Jafri. On 2 June, the court convicted 24 of the 66 accused in relation to these crimes. Of these 24, 11 were found guilty of murder. Read more

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