Boxing: Indian police to summon Olympic medallist over drugs haul

NEW DELHI, (AFP) - Indian police said on Sunday that it will question the 2008 Olympic bronze-medallist boxer Vijender Singh over alleged links to a man who was arrested after heroin worth US$24 million was seized from his house.

Police said the arrested man had named Vijender Singh and fellow boxer Ram Singh, both unrelated, as his "clients".

"It is crucial for us to question Vijender Singh because the peddlar has named the boxer as his client. Even Vijender's friend, Ram Singh has told us that they were both using heroin," senior officer H.S. Mann said.

Police seized 26kg of heroin worth US$24 million from the alleged peddlar in the northern state of Punjab. He was arrested along with five others, including an Indian man based in Canada.

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