Arrested NRI attempts suicide, Vijender link under probe

Arrested NRI attempts suicide, Vijender link under probe

Arrested NRI attempts suicide, Vijender link under probe

A Canada-based NRI arrested in a major drug haul attempted suicide today but was "out of danger", even as police probed his alleged links with Olympic medallist boxer Vijender Singh and carried out raids to nab an ex-DSP, said to be the kingpin of the gang.

"The key accused Anup Singh Kahlon attempted suicide. He took out a wire from the bucket used for bathing and tried to slit his wrist with it, but he is out of danger," Fatehgarh Sahib's Senior Superintendent of Police H S Mann said.

The accused was safe and provided medical aid, the SSP said, adding that no major injury was sustained in the suicide attempt.    Kahlon has been booked under section 309 of the IPC for attempting suicide.

Punjab Police began the process of scrutinising phone call details of Kahlon to probe if Vijender Singh and his friend and sparring partner, Ram Singh, a national level boxer, had in the past been in touch with him.

Ram Singh, who had joined the investigations yesterday, was summoned by the Fatehgarh Sahib police today, but Mann refused to divulge details or whether Vijender Singh would also be grilled.

Asked if Vijender Singh, who hails from Bhiwani district and is a Haryana Police DSP rank officer, would be questioned, the SSP said, "we haven't taken any final decision on this yet. We haven't concluded anything yet in this regard.

"We are scrutinising the phone call details of Kahlon of past one or two months to see if he was in touch with Vijender and Ram Singh," Mann said.

Vijender, 27, had trashed as "ridiculous" allegations that he has links with the alleged NRI drug deale and claimed they would be proved wrong in investigations.

Police said teams have been sent to different locations to nab wrestler Jagdish Bhola, a former Punjab police cop, named by Kahlon as the kingpin of the gang.
Raids were being conducted at his suspected hideouts, they said.

Bhola, an Arjun awardee, was recruited in 1993 in Bathinda district and later he was made an inspector following his achievements in wrestling. He came into limelight when he was named for the Arjuna Award and also won the title of 'Rustum-e-Hind'.