Punjab police to move court to get hair and blood sample of boxer Vijender Singh

Police claims Vijender had used drugs 12 times and was in touch with drug peddler, Anup Singh Kahlon from December 2012 to February 2013
Chandigarh/March 31
Punjab police will move to court for getting blood and hair samples from Olympic medal winner boxer, Vijender Singh to confirmed whether he had consumed drugs as revealed in investigations by them.
Ludhiana Range DIG, MF Farooqui said that during investigation, it has been established that Boxers Ram Singh and Vijender Singh took heroin from drug peddler Anoop Singh Kahlon and Rocky for personal consumption between December 2012 and February 2013.
“Consumption quantity heroin was first procured by Ram Singh alone in December 2012 and subsequently, both the boxers went together to Zirakpur for procuring consumption quantity heroin once in January and two times in February. As per investigation conducted so far Vijender Singh consumed the drug about 12 times and Ram Singh about five times,” Farooqui said. Farooqui said that however, they did not actively connive with the smugglers in their activities and nothing was recovered from them as such both of them are not being arrested in the case at this stage. Ram Singh has been dismissed from the police department since it is established that he frequented the smugglers and procured heroin from them.
A senior Punjab police official said that they will move a petition to court for issuance of directions to the boxers for making themselves available for a hair and blood sample.
Punjab police today recovered contrabands worth more than Rs 400 crores which include 10 Kg of ‘Ice’ (Methamphetamine) and 230 Kg of raw material (Pseudophedrine) from which ‘Ice’ is made. Meanwhile, the three accused Satinder Singh of Panchkula, Avtar Singh of Sirhind in Patiala and Ravi Deol of Sangrur and from whose premises the contrabands were recovered, are absconding and a hunt is on to nab them.
“Both the manufactured Ice and the raw material were being exported abroad to UK, Canada and Holland by this group of narcotic smugglers through one Kulwant Singh, a UK national, who was earlier arrested in this case from Delhi on March 19. We will contact the police of UK, Canada and Holland to crack the smuggling racket,” said the police official.
Vijender during his interrogation by Punjab Police at Panchkula in Haryana had denied involvement in the drug racket and had refused to give his blood and hair samples to cops.