Vijender Singh's samples taken for tests, boxer Ram Singh arrested

27-year-old Vijender's alleged drug use has been a national headline since the police arrested an NRI in Punjab last month and found drugs worth Rs. 130 crores at his home.

updated: April 03, 2013 22:27 IST
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New Delhi: Boxing icon Vijender Singh, accused of using heroin, submitted blood and urine samples today to the National Anti-Doping Agency or NADA.

However, the blood and urine tests may not help ascertain if the boxer consumed heroine. The drug does not last for more than 12 hours in blood and three days in urine. Only a hair sample of Vijender's can now prove whether he took heroin or not, since traces of the drug can be found in hair for upto three months. NADA says they do not have the facility to test hair samples.

Meanwhile, Vijender's close friend and sparring partner Ram Singh was arrested by the Punjab Police today.

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