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Drug haul case: NADA finds boxer Vijender Singh's samples negative

IANS , Hindustan Times  New Delhi, April 16, 2013
First Published: 16:38 IST(16/4/2013) | Last Updated: 22:24 IST(16/4/2013)

Olympic medallist Vijender Singh samples tested negative for drugs, sports ministry said on Tuesday.


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The boxer was alleged to have consumed recreational drugs with sparring partner Ram Singh. He had submitted his blood and urine samples to the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) after being directed by the ministry.

"Vijender Singh along with four others was subjected to an out of competition test for banned substances. A full menu test was conducted which included testing for psychotropic substances. Tests were only carried out on blood and urine samples.

"The ministry of youth affairs and sports is glad to announce that on the basis of these tests none of the boxers were found to have used any banned substances in the recent past," said the ministry release.

Vijender's name had cropped up in a drug haul case when the Punjab Police on March 7 recovered 26 kg of heroin from non-resident Indian (NRI) Anoop Singh Kahlon's house in Zirakpur. The car of Vijender's wife, Archana, was found by the police near Kahlon's house.

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