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Drug bust: cops to quiz Vijender within two days

HTC and Agencies, Hindustan Times  Chandigarh, March 11, 2013
First Published: 01:36 IST(11/3/2013) | Last Updated: 11:10 IST(11/3/2013)

Olympic boxer Vijender Singh will be questioned in connection with the recent Rs. 130 crore drug haul, Punjab police said on Sunday, the same day his roommate and sparring partner Ram Singh was officially expelled from the National Institute of Sports (NIS) camp.

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“We will summon Vijender for questioning,” Fatehgarh Sahib SSP Hardyal Singh Mann told PTI. Sources said the Olympian bronze medallist will be summoned within the next 72 hours.

Police on Sunday also arrested Sunil Katyal, who was the “quality drug controller” for the group running the racket.

Vijender found himself in the eye of the storm after Ram Singh said they consumed heroin together. On Sunday, the boxer said, “Whenever and wherever the police call me, I will come. I’m ready to face any investigation.”

The NIS also maintained that any decision on the boxer will be taken only after police investigation is over. “Vijender is yet to give his statement and he maintains he never took drugs,” executive director LS Ranawat said.


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