Drug: Why Vijender Singh was scared of giving blood sample

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Vijender and Ram Singh
Amritsar, March 12: Vijender Singh, the Indian boxing star, faced grilling of Punjab police amid much controversies. However, his initial decision over giving blood and hair sample raises questions on his clear image in connection with the recent drug haul case.

Vijender initially had refused to give blood sample. However, later he was forced to follow the police instructions. According to sources, the boxer has sent his blood and hair sample to Haryana police who again sent it to Punjab police.

The police questioned Vijender on Monday, March 11 when many criticised the boxer for not appearing before the cops. Officials, however, are yet to reveal the details on the three-and-half hour-long interrogation.

The boxer has been facing serious allegations regarding the drug case. Now His friend Ram Singh's statement seem to have cornered him. Ram Singh, another boxer, claimed, "We had taken very small quantity of drugs, less than two gm each. But we are not habitual takers of drugs and had tried it just for adventure. We did not intend to improve our stamina or performance by taking it."

Speaking about Vijender's alleged links to drug racket, Ram Singh said, "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."

Anoop Singh Kahlon is the main accused who has been arrested regarding the massive drug haul. According to Ram Singh, Vijender Singh was in constant touch with Kahlon.

Ram Singh has already been expelled from the National Institute of Sports (NIS) camp in connection with recovery of 26 kg of heroin worth Rs 130 crore in Punjab. Meanwhile, Sports Ministry also claimed that Vijender too may face severe punishment if he is found to be guilty.

Vijender, who was honoured with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, won a bronze medal at 2006 Asian Games in Doha, a bronze at 2008 Beijing Olympics. He is the first Indian boxer who won an Olympic medal. Vijender was also the top-ranked boxer in middle-weight category in 2009.

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