Chandigarh, March 12: Punjab police are consulting legal experts on boxer Vijender Singh’s refusal to provide blood and hair samples to its team that questioned him yesterday.
“His interrogation does not mean his name has been cleared. He is yet to get out of the woods. We are consulting our law unit on his refusal to provide us with hair and blood samples,” a police officer said.
Sources had said yesterday that Vijender, a deputy superintendent with Haryana police, had been ready to provide the samples to cops from his own state.
Today, officers connected with last week’s Rs 130-crore heroin haul were huddled in meetings with seniors over Vijender’s replies to their questions and to widen the scope of the investigation.
The sources said the questions were mainly related to Vijender’s “link” with NRI Anoop Singh Kahlon. Vijender denied knowing him but mentioned roommate and fellow boxer Ram Singh as someone who brought him “sponsors”. Singh had said both he and Vijender had “mistakenly” consumed heroin provided by Kahlon, from whose house the drug was seized last week.
The police are now concentrating on arresting the alleged mastermind of the drug racket, Jagdish Bhola.
Bhola is a former Punjab deputy superintendent of police who allegedly supplied drugs to Kahlon. “Once the chargesheet is prepared we will see if Vijender needs to be named,” an officer said.
Sources said Vijender had confirmed meeting Bhola.