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Indian boxer Vijender Singh takes dope test

  • Indian boxer Vijender Singh has undergone a dope test in relation to charges that he took heroin provided by alleged smugglers.

    According to the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA), Singh gave blood and urine samples on Wednesday.

    On the same day the police in the north Indian state of Punjab arrested the boxer's sparring partner, Ram Singh.

    Vijender Singh was questioned last month after police seized $24 million worth of heroin from a flat in Mohali city.

    Fifteen people were held in connection with the drugs bust.

    One of the arrested men claimed he had sold drugs to the boxer.

    The boxer, who denies the charges, had previously refused to take a dope test.

    Vijender Singh boosted the profile of Indian boxing he won a bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

    He also represented India at the London Games, though failed to win a medal.

    Vijender Singh has also been awarded India's highest sporting honor, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.