Police in India’s Punjab state reportedly plan to question
Olympic boxing bronze medalist Vijender Singh as part of an
investigation into a drug haul of more than $25 million from an
Top police official Hardyal Singh Mann was widely quoted in the
Indian media on Monday as saying one of two men arrested with 57
pounds of heroin told police that two boxers, sparring partners
Vijender Singh and Ram Singh, were his clients.
Singh is a common last name in India and the two boxers are not
Ram Singh was expelled from India’s National Institute of Sports
in the northern city of Patiala over the weekend after he admitted
that he had used drugs, the Press Trust of India reported. He has
not been charged. Vijender Singh has denied that he ever used drugs
or that he had any links with the international drug ring.
Vijender won a bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Games – the
first ever Olympic medal for an Indian boxer.