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Mar 11, 2013 at 08:31pm IST

Mohali drug haul: Police question boxer Vijender over his alleged involvement

Chandigarh: Punjab police on Monday began questioning of Olympic medal winning boxer Vijender Singh over his alleged involvement in the Rs 130 crore drug racket. His friend and a national-level boxer Ram Singh, who was expelled from Patiala's National Institute of Sports for his association with the case, had revealed that he and Vijender both consumed drugs, thinking they were food supplements.

Two Punjab Police officers of DSP and inspector rank questioned the boxer. Earlier in the day, the police had said that questioning the Olympian was not a priority. They had said they were instead hunting for the alleged kingpin of the multicrore drug racket, Jagdish Singh Bhola, who is on the run.

The arrested drug peddler Anup Singh Kahlon has revealed that he did sell drugs to Vijender and Ram. Ram had also confessed he took the drugs along with Vijedner, who has denied all links with the racket.

"Vijender took drugs two or three times thinking that they were food supplements. When we found out they were drugs, we were shocked and stopped taking them," said Ram, a constable in the Punjab Police.