As per latest reports, National Anti-Doping Agency has refused to conduct a test carry out on Olympian boxer Vijender Singh for his reported use of heroin ‘out-of-competition’.
Rejecting the Sports Ministry’s appeal to test Vijender for heroin, NADA an autonomous body said that it violated World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) guidelines, source said.
NADA can only test for performance enhancing drugs, not heroin for which a forensic lab would be need which NADA does not have.
Police who challenged ‘Vijender should be in lab for 24 hours’ was advised by the District Attorney of Fatehgarh Saheb against collecting the Olympic boxer’s blood and hair samples for a forensic testing.
After refusal of dope, now police sough to move court to get samples of Vijender Singh’s hair and blood, reports added.
Vijender had consumed heroin 12 times, while Ram Singh for 5 times, police said, but need him tested to substantiate their claims.
From last March, Vijender and his sparring partner Ram Singh are under scrutiny in the Mohali drug haul case after Punjab Police seized drugs worth Rs 130 crore from alleged NRI Smuggler Anoop Singh Kahlon’s home in Zirakpur. The car of Vijender’s wife was found nearby Kahlon’s house.
Kahlon is under police custody admitted to supply drug to both champions and used as a “money bag”, but still police did not find any proof against Vijender and Ram Singh in drug trafficking.