Ram Singh expelled from National Institute of Sports (NIS) camp

Ram Singh, a national-level boxer and friend of Olympic medallist Vijender Singh, has been expelled from Patiala's National Institute of Sports after he admitted to taking drugs. Police arrested another accused Sunil Katyal, who was engaged to check the "purity and quality" of the drug, from Ludhiana. With this, the total number of persons arrested in this case has gone up to seven. Serving as a head constable with Punjab police, Ram Singh, also Vijender's roommate, was expelled from the NIS after after admitting that he had consumed drugs with Vijender on several occasions "Ram will be relieved from the national camp here from tomorrow," NIS executive director L S Ranawat said. 27-year-old Vijender, a DSP with Haryana police, has denied any involvement in the illegal drugs trade or to taking drugs.

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