In a fresh break-though in the Punjab drug scam case, the national level boxer Ram Singh has told the Punjab police that he and boxer Vijender Singh met the arrested drug dealer Anup Singh Kahlon number of times in December last year and even purchased some amount of heroine from him.
Ram Singh, a head constable in Punjab police, also told police that neither he nor his friend Vijender Singh are habitual drug users.
No summons were issued to Vijernder Singh, an Olympic bronze medalist, in the case as yet. However, his wife’s car was found by the local police outside the house during a raid last weekend.
Talking to media, Vijender Singh said, “I meet so many people, I met this guy also through somebody…but I don’t know him personally. I was in Mumbai. May be my friend took my car and parked it at Anup Singh’s house. He may be using my name to find an escape route.”
On the other hand, an NRI from Canada, Anup Singh Kahlon was arrested by Punjab police last weekend. Punjab police had recovered 26 kg of drugs, including heroine, at his home in Zirakpur near Chandigarh. The recovered drug almost costs Rs 130 crore in international market.
Further, boxer Vijender’s wife Archana’s car was found outside Kahlon’s house, with the key still in it.
The local police told media that they were trying to ascertain if Ram Singh drove the car there.
Boxer Vijender Singh won a bronze medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics becoming the first Indian pugilist to win an Olympic medal. He also won a gold medal at the 2010 Asian Games.