Report: Police to question Singh

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

international network.

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.