Gurgaon: The Haryana police is providing assistance to their Punjab counterpart regarding the investigation in a drug haul case in which the name of Olympian Vijender Singh has cropped up. (Agencies)
"Punjab police had sought Haryana police's assistance in the case and we have provided the help to them," Haryana Director General of Police S N Vashisht told reporters in Gurgaon. Vashisht was here to inaugurate a multi-story building of 14 flats constructed for the Assistance Commissioner of Police (ACP) level officers.
However, he did not elaborate on the kind of assistance which was sought by the Punjab Police. The DGP further clarified that as Punjab police is investigating the case, there is no need for Haryana police to initiate investigation or to take "any step against its (Haryana Police) official" at this stage.
The names of Vijender Singh, who is a DSP in Haryana Police, cropped up in connection with the recovery of 26 kg of heroin worth Rs 130 crore from the house of alleged drug peddler and NRI Anoop Singh Kahlon at Zirakpur on the outskirts of Chandigarh.
Later, Ram Singh, a head constable with Punjab police and also Vijender's roommate was expelled from the National Institute of Sports (NIS) camp after admitting that he had consumed drugs with Vijender on several occasions. However, the 27-year-old boxer has denied any involvement in the illegal drugs trade or to taking drugs.
Gurgaon: The Haryana police is providing assistance to their Punjab counterpart regarding the investigation in a drug haul case in which the name of Olympian Vijender Singh has cropped up.