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Vijender applies for leave
HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
Chandigarh, March 13, 2013
First Published: 00:55 IST(13/3/2013)
Last Updated: 02:05 IST(13/3/2013)

Vijender Singh, who is in the eye of a storm over his alleged links with arrested drugs dealer Anoop Singh Kahlon, has applied for leave from the national boxing camp, on till March 14, at the National Institute of Sports, Patiala.

Vijender's cousin, Balwinder Singh, who is also an international boxer and part of the camp, forwarded his application to the concerned authorities, including chief national coach GS Sandhu.  

Vijender, who was questioned on Monday by the Punjab Police in Panchkula, has cited departmental work in his leave application. He is a deputy superintendent of police (DSP) in the Haryana Police.

In the court?
He had earlier taken leave till Saturday for personal work and was to join the camp on Sunday. But after his failure to report at the camp, he was given time till Tuesday.

After Vijender's refusal to a blood and hair test, the Punjab Police is thinking of approaching the court to seek directions for getting the boxer's samples.

During investigations on Monday, he had told the police that he would only undergo tests before the National Anti-Doping Agency.

The police then told the boxer that they were left with no choice but to approach the court for the tests.

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