Vijender & I did drugs: Boxer

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Patiala/Chandigarh:  Olympic bronze medallist Vijender Singh’s roommate and sparring partner Ram Singh was on Sunday expelled from the National Institute of Sports after admitting that he consumed drugs with the star boxer, who may soon be questioned by the police.
Serving as a head constable with Punjab Police, Ram, a former National Cha­mpionship medallist in the super heavyweight category, told reporters in Fate­h­garh Sahib that he and Vijender experimented with drugs on a few occasions.
The admission came after Ram, who is being quizzed every day, was grilled by the police. Ram and Vijender’s names cropped up during the investigation into the recovery of `130 crore worth of heroin in Zirakpur on Thursday.
The 27-year-old Vijender, a DSP with Haryana Police, has denied involvement in the scandal, but had not reacted to Ram’s fresh claims.
Police sources said that Vijender is likely to be called for questioning on the basis of statements made by Ram as also alleged drug peddler, NRI Anup Singh Kahlon.
Asked whether Vijender was being summoned, Fatehgarh Sahib SSP Hardyal Singh Mann did not give a clear answer. “At the moment, the priority is to zero in on four-five persons actively involved in the drug trade,” he said.
Ram told the police that Kahlon had first given him about 2 grams of heroin in December last year without ch­arging money. Ram said he and Vijender cons­u­med the drug during a drive from Chandigarh to NIS.
Despite the claims made by Ram, Vijender is unlikely to be tested by the Nati­onal Anti-Doping Agency.  Sources in the NADA said Vijender’s case was a matter to be investigated by the police and the anti-doping agency has no role in this.“It’s basically a police and narcotics case and the NADA is not in the scene,” a top NADA source said.

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