JAMMU: Wrestlers, Sabba of Amritsar and Bharat Kesari, Rubal Jit Singh of Alamgir Akhara, again in Punjab, shared the 40th Baan Malpur Kesari Vishal Dangal title after the main bout fought between them remained undecided at village Baan Malpur, here. Dangal was organised by Baan Malpur Dangal Committee in association with J&K Indian Style Wrestling Association.
Both these wrestlers shared Rs 1 lakh cash prize. The prize money was handed over by Chief Guest, former Minister, Mula Ram, who was accompanied by Sarpanch, Babishan Singh. President, J and K Indian Style Wrestling Association, Shiv Kumar Sharma presided while Treasurer, Prithvi Raj Sharma was Guest of Honour.
In all, 115 bouts took place in this day-long Dangal among the participating wrestlers from Doda, Udhampur, Jammu, Kathua, Reasi, J and K Police and neighbouring states of Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Delhi.
The second main bout went to Benia of J and K Police, who defeated Sunil of Haryana and claimed cash prize of Rs 31,000. Runners-up, Sunil presented Rs 20,000 prize money. Third bout went to Vikas of Khanna in Punjab after he trounced Kamal of Jallandhar to secure a cash prize of Rs 18,000. Wrestler Kamal got Rs. 13,000. In fourth bout, Bagga of Amritsar downed Sukha of Rajasthan while Prince of Amritsar won the fifth bout beating Kaka of RS Pura.
Members of Organising Committee and those technical officials who helped in smooth conduct of this Dangal were Sarpanch Balbir Singh, Naib Sarpanch Joginder Singh, Angrej Singh, Banka Ram, Sham Singh, Yuvraj Singh, Panch Bansi Lal, Om Parkash Sharma, Mulk Raj Sharma, Mohammad Fareed, Mulk Raj, Naresh Kumar, Raj Hussian, Baaj Singh, Balkar Singh, Manjoor, Om Parkash Verma, Virender Kumar Sharma and Murli Dhar (Munna).
Other Results: Goldy of Alamgir beat Inderjeet of Attari Border; Prem Verma of Jhiri beat Kala of Amritsar; Gurgeet of Amritsar defeated Sethi of RS Pura; Maan Hussian of RS Pura outplayed Bacchi of Amritsar; Jagi of Jallendhar trounced Kalu of Bishnah; Mohd. Nisar of Doda trashed Shinda of Amritsar; Mohd. Sardiq of Domana downed Bagga of Attari Border; Ravi of Domana blanked Pritam Singh of Kalakote; Javed Khan of Nargada defeated Niklesh of RS Pura; Deepu of RS Pura beat Yash of Ludhiana and Rahul of RS Pura outplayed Davinder Singh of Domana.