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Mohali drug haul: Vijender says he'll give blood samples to anti-doping agency, not police

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Mar 13, 2013 at 10:12am IST

Chandigarh: Olympics bronze medallist Vijender Singh has said that he is willing to provide his blood and hair samples to the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) than to the Punjab police saying that the team that visited him on Monday to question him and take his samples was "ill-prepared" and did not have a doctor on board.

Sources say that Vijender refused to sign a statement which was to be released by the police, as it was in Punjabi and he could not read it. Sources say that Vijender denied knowing any of those involved in the racket, specifially Anup Singh Kahlon, the main accused in the case.

Vijender's partner Ram Singh, who is now in police custody, had admitted earlier that the two took drugs in the past. Vijender's wife's car too was found outside the flat in Chandigarh where the heroin was recovered.

Police believe that an athlete-turned-actor Jagdish Bhola is the kingpin of the racket and have launched a hunt for him.

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