Khali no-show: Organiser`s police remand extended
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Last Updated: Monday, May 10, 2010, 20:30
  
Gurgaon: A local court on Monday extended by three days the police remand of a person, who allegedly duped people with an offer of organising a wrestling event featuring famous wrestler Deelip Singh Rana alias 'Great Khali'.

D S Babbar was arrested by Gurgaon Police on Saturday night on the charges of cheating (section 420) and criminal breach of trust (406) of IPC and Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate had remanded him in one-day police custody, which ended today.

ACJM R K Yadav extended his remand by three days.

He was arrested from Tau Devi Lal Stadium where spectators vandalised the wrestling ring, display boards and other show materials when it was announced that Khali was not there for the show.

Gurgaon Police Commissioner S S Deswal had claimed that Babbar had confessed that he along with Harkesh Hooda, Kishan Sejwal and Chander Skekhar had planned the show. They had sold tickets for 'Yodhaon Ka Maha Sangram'.

Police had been raiding various places in Delhi since yesterday to arrest his accomplices, who are absconding.

Women and children had to run for cover inside the stadium, where bouncers clashed with the spectators following the announcement that Khali is not turning up.

Wrestlers from South Africa, Bollywood actor Sharad Saxena and others were evacuated by police as spectators turned violent.

As per a police complaint, a cricket pitch was destroyed by the organisers for holding the show and mandatory permission was not obtained to hold the event.

PTI


First Published: Monday, May 10, 2010, 20:30


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