PATIALA/ NEW DELHI (TIP): Indian boxing’s image continued to take a massive beating with the Sports Authority of India expelling Olympic medallist Vijender Singh’s roommate Ram Singh from the national camp here after he confessed to consuming drugs. Executive director of NIS LS Ranawat confirmed Ram Singh’s expulsion here after his questioning by the Punjab Police in connection with a case of drug haul in Fatehgarh Sahab district. “Ram will be relieved from the camp here from tomorrow,” said Ranawat adding that Vijender would continue to remain in the camp.
The official communication regarding Ram’s expulsion from the camp has not yet been received but information for his expulsion has been received telephonically, he added. Asked about Ram Singh’s presence in the national camp he said initially he was not in the list and was inducted only after the recommendation of Vijender. Ram is being summoned daily for questioning by the Fatehgarh Sahab Police following the arrest of two persons with 26 kg of heroin from a flat in Zirakpur area of Mohali district.