Vijender refuses to provide his blood and hair samples

Mar 12, 2013, 08:28 IST | IANS

Boxer Vijender Singh, being questioned by a Punjab Police team yesterday in a drugs seizure case, refused to give his blood and hair samples for forensic analysis, police said

Police sources said the questioning at the Haryana Police Lines at Panchkula, 20 km from here, which started around 5.30 pm, lasted nearly three-and-a-half hours.

The Fatehgarh Sahib district police had recovered 26 kg heroin, worth Rs 130 crore in the international market, from the possession of Canada-based drugs dealer Anoop Singh Kahlon and had arrested him Thursday. The drug haul was made from Kahlon’s flat in Zirakpur, near Chandigarh and his car.

Vijender Singh

Police also found a SUV, registered in the name of Vijender’s wife Archana, parked outside Kahlon’s flat. Kahlon reportedly told the police that Vijender and fellow boxer Ram Singh were his “clients”.

Though police have so far refrained from directly linking Vijender with the drugs haul, Ram Singh’s statements to the police have seen his name figuring in the controversy.

“Vijender was in touch with some Mumbai celebrities, who were regular in rave parties and took drugs. Therefore, we also tried it. However, we did not pay anything to Kahlon for drugs,” Ram Singh said. Ram Singh and Vijender were roommates at National Institute of Sports (NIS) for nearly six years. Vijender has denied any involvement in the drugs racket. He offered to undergo dope testing to prove himself. 

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