Ministry asks NADA to test Vijender

Apr 02, 2013, 00:45 IST | IANS

The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports yesterday asked the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) to carry out a test on Vijender Singh for the reported use of the recreational drug heroin.

In a communication sent to the director general of NADA, the ministry said reports have appeared in the media regarding alleged consumption of heroin by the pugilist. “Such reports in respect of a sporting icon are disturbing and may have a debilitating influence on other sportspersons.

It has, therefore, been considered necessary that NADA gets a test carried out on Shri Vijender Singh. The communication has asked NADA to carry out the test immediately,” said a statement. 

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