Vijender refutes links with drug dealer

Last Updated: Fri, Mar 08, 2013 18:40 hrs

New Delhi, Mar 8 (IBNS) India's star boxer Vijender Singh refuted allegations that he had close links with a drug dealer, who was nabbed by the Punjab Police during a raid at Zirakpur in Mohali.

Police raided the flat in Zirakpur and recovered 26kg of heroin worth Rs 130 crore was recovered. Vijender´s name cropped up after his wife´s car was parked outside the building that housed the flat.

The Beijing Games bronze medallist, who is in Mumbai, said his friends did use the car to drop him at the airport but was clueless as how it reached Zirakpur.

"I am shocked. I don´t know how the car reached the spot in Zirakpur. My friends did use the car to drop me at the airport but what I don´t know what happened after," said the former World No.1, who is a deputy superitendent of police in Haryana.

The police is likely to call Vijender and his fellow boxer Ram Singh for interrogation.

Vijender admitted that he had met the accused Anup Singh Kahlon once through Ram but doesn´t know him personally. Kahlon, who is an NRI, reportedly has claimed close links with Vijender and Ram.

"I don´t know him personally. I think my name is being misused in this case. How can you trust a drug dealer. I think every thing will be cleared soon," he said.

Kahlon and his associate Kulwinder Singh were arrested in connection with the drugs recovery Thursday night. The heroin was recovered from an Kahlon´s flat in Zirakpur, on the outskirts of Chandigarh. Police also recovered Rs 13.86 lakh from them.

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