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Following Supporters Brawl With Parveen Rana's Brother, FIR Lodged Against Sushil Kumar

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| December 30 , 2017 , 14:59 IST

India's star wrestler Sushil Kumar who made the nation proud on Friday after qualifying for the 2018 Commonwealth Games has landed in trouble due to his supporters. Following the qualifying match, Kumar's supporters allegedly beat up his opponent Praveen Rana's brother.

The victim Navin Rana has reportedly lodged an FIR against Sushil and his team of supporters for causing violence at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium where the qualifiers for the prestigious quadrennial event were taking place. Sushil has been booked under IPC sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 341 (wrongful restraint). 

The ugly spat occurred during the selection trials which was attended by the President of Wrestling Federation of India (WFI), Brij Bhushan Singh Sharan. Supporters of both the wrestlers contesting at the qualifying match locked horns for unverified reasons.

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While filing the complaint, Navin claimed that Sushil's supporters have beaten him and his brother "for daring to take the ring" against Kumar. Following the fight, Sushil also came forward and talked to the reporters while claiming that Rana bit him during the match.

"...he bit me but no problem, it might be his tactics to stop me from performing well. All this is a part of sports," Sushil claimed. "Whatever happened here was wrong. I condemn it. There was mutual respect after the fight ended," he added.

Sushil Kumar qualified to represent India in the 2018 commonwealth games after beating Jitender Kumar during qualification trials in the 74kg weight category on Friday. If won, the celebrated wrestler will add the third gold medal to his tally of badges won in the prestigious event.

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