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Boxer Vijender Singh involved in drug bust

16th Asian Games - Day 14: Boxing

Guilty or not: Vijender Singh

The Punjab police have identified a car belonging to Vijender Singh‘s wife that was parked at the house of a man named Anup Singh, an alleged drug dealer, where drugs weighing 26 kgs were found.

According to reports, the car was parked at Singh’s residence where the drugs including heroin, were found. The total worth of the consignment is considered to be worth 130 crores.

Anup has revealed to the police that Vijender is among his clients.

Vijender Singh told NDTV, “I meet so many people, I met this guy also through somebody…but I don’t know him personally. I was in Mumbai. Maybe my friend took my car and parked it at Anup Singh’s house. He may be using my name to find an escape route.”

The 28-year-old boxer became the first Indian to win a medal in the Olympics for that event.

Vijender was awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna in 2008. In 2009, he won the bronze in World Amateur Boxing Championships after which he climbed to World No.1 in middleweight (75-kgs) category, when the rankings were released by International Boxing Association.

Vijender failed to qualify for the semi-finals in the 2012 London Olympics after he lost to Abbos Atoev of Uzbekistan 13-17.

UPDATE: Punjab Police have now said that Vijender Singh was not involved in the drug racket.

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