The year 2013 saw ruling SAD-BJP in Punjab winning civic polls convincingly and fissures in Congress while Akali leaders` repeated brushes with law and unearthing of a multi-crore drug racket brought disrepute to the state.
Boxer Vijender Singh is in for more trouble as the Punjab Police have reportedly collected “conclusive” evidence that proves he was keeping a regular contact with the alleged Canadian drug dealer Anoop Singh Kahlon.
Till a week ago, international boxer Vijender Singh was seen in his native state of Haryana as a sports star, a youth icon and a brand ambassador. But a heroin drug haul by the Punjab Police has changed much for the feted Olympics bronze medallist.
Boxer Ram Singh, who is under detention in the multi-million dollar drug racket, has said that he and Olympics bronze medallist boxer Vijender Singh had tried drugs, but just for the sake of "adventure".
The investigations conducted so far in the Mohali drug haul haven’t revealed any links between Olympian Vijender Singh and the arrested drug peddlers but the police hasn’t given him a clean chit either.
Olympian Vijender Singh, who has been linked in the recovery of 26 kg of heroin worth Rs 130 crore from an NRI`s house in Zirakpur, is believed to have met the drug peddler several times, as per reports.