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Boxer Vijender Singh unlikely to undergo dope test; Ram Singh expelled from NIS

New Delhi, Mar 11 (): Olympic bronze-medallist boxer Vijender Singh is unlikely to be tested by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) as the agency says Vijender’s case was a matter to be investigated by the police and the anti-doping agency has no role in this.

A top NADA source said that it was basically a police and narcotics case and the NADA is not in the scene.

Vijender Singh’s boxing partner Ram Singh has claimed that the star boxer consumed small amounts of heroin along with him on a few occasions. Ram Singh has been expelled from NIS Patiala after he admitted that he had taken drugs along with Vijender Singh.

On Friday, Vijender Singh got a nasty blow after being connected to Rs 130 crore heroin haul and cops said the suspects included his friend and boxing partner, national level boxer Ram Singh, who was arrested and interrogated by Punjab police.

Previously, Anoop Singh Kahlon was accused of storing 26kg of heroin in an apartment in Zirakpur, on the outskirts of Chandigarh. Police said Kahlon, who was arrested on March 3 had named Ram Singh and Vijender Singh as his “clients”.

Ram Singh was detained and questioned by the police. It was found by police that Ram Singh had driven Vijender’s Ford Endeavour to Kahlon’s Zirakpur apartment, where the keys to the boxer’s SUV were found. The Endeavour is registered in Vijender’s wife’s name.

Ram Singh told the police that he and Vijender Singh bought heroin from drug dealer Anoop Singh Kahlon and also added that he and Vijender Singh are not habitual users.

Ram Singh said he and Vijender had met drug dealer Anoop Singh Kahlon 3-4 times since December. The police have not yet questioned Olympic medallist Vijender Singh in the case.

Vijender, a DSP rank officer with Haryana police, has denied his links with Kahlon. He said he was not involved with Kahlon in anyway.

The 27-year-old middleweight boxer said he might have met him but did not know him personally or directly. He had lent his SUV to Ram Singh, who shares his room at the National Institute of Sports (NIS) in Patiala. Ram Singh is a Punjab police head constable.