NEW DELHI (NEWS): Indian boxer Vijender was questioned by police on Monday for his alleged links to Indo-Canadian truck driver and drug dealer Anup Singh Kahlon, who was arrested by Punjab Police with 26 kg of heroin from Zirakpur near Chandigarh last week.
The Olympic bronze medalist, who was quizzed by a two-member team about his links to boxer Ram Singh who has admitted that he and Vijender took drug from Kahlon, reportedly refused to give his blood and hair samples to police. Vijender Singh is an DSP with Haryana Police.
Meanwhile, Indian sports minister Jitendra Singh has said that action will be taken against Vijendra if he is found guilty.
“The guilty will be punished but that is the matter of Punjab Police. Investigation is being done by the Punjab Police,” the minister said in Delhi on Monday, as the Olympic bronze medalist has denied any links to the drug haul.
The names of the two boxers cropped up when police during the raid on Kahlon’s residence in Zirakpur, also seized a vehicle belonging to Vijender who has denied any links to Kahlon. The seized drug is worth over Rs 130 crore or $24 million in the international market.
Kahlon, who emigrated to Canada in 1995 and is a truck driver there, is also a former shot putter who says he knew both the boxers. Ram Singh was a sparring partner of Vijender at the National Institute of Sports in Patiala.
A frequent flier to India, Indo-Canadian Kahlon is the kingpin of the international cartel which supplied drugs to Europe, Canada and the US.
Fatehgarh Police also questioned another suspect in the case named Kulwant Singh who reportedly used to pack drug consignments for Kahlon.