Indian boxer to be quizzed over drugs

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NEW DELHI: Indian police said Sunday it will question Olympic bronze-medalist boxer Vijender Singh over alleged links to a man who was arrested after heroin worth $24 million was seized from his house.
Police said the arrested man had named Vijender and fellow boxer Ram Singh, both unrelated, as his “clients”.
“It is crucial for us to question Vijender Singh because the peddler has named the boxer as his client. Even Vijender’s friend, Ram Singh has told us that they were both using heroin,” senior officer HS Mann told AFP.
Police seized 26 kilograms (57 pounds) of heroin worth 1.3 billion rupees ($24 million) from the alleged peddler in the northern state of Punjab. He was arrested along with five others, including an Indian man based in Canada. Mann, who heads the investigation, said Vijender will be summoned next week. The star boxer has strongly denied links with the alleged peddler, slamming the “ridiculous charges” against him.

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