Boxer Vijender Singh quizzed; refuses blood, hair samples

The Fatehgarh Sahib district police had recovered 26 kg heroin, worth Rs.130 crore in the international market, from the possession of Canada-based drugs dealer Anoop Singh Kahlon and had arrested him on Thursday. The drug haul was made from Kahlon's flat in Zirakpur, near Chandigarh and his car.

updated: March 12, 2013 09:30 IST
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Chandigarh: International boxer and Olympics bronze medallist Vijender Singh on Monday refused to give his blood and hair samples to investigators even as a Punjab Police team questioned him for nearly four hours in the seizure of a huge quantity of heroin in the state last week.

A Punjab Police spokesman said Monday evening: "As per the procedure, in the presence of two private witnesses, he (Vijender) was asked for his consent for giving his blood and hair samples required for forensic examination for investigation purpose, which he refused."

Vijender, who is a deputy superintendent of police (DSP) in the Haryana Police, was questioned by the Punjab Police team at a police establishment in Panchkula town, 20 km from here. The questioning took place in the presence of Haryana's Superintendent of Police (Crime) Hardeep Singh Doon.

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