Ram Singh had admitted of having consumed one to three gram heroin which given to him by Anoop Singh Kahlon who is the smuggler of intoxicant drugs who is under arrest and the main accused in this case. Ram Singh had admitted that they had met earlier also but never knew about his illegal activities.
Vijender Singh has denied all the charges levelled against him. Though he has denied having any intimacy with Annop Singh Kahlon but as per the call details, he had talked to him a number of times - during he last five months.
Now, the question is as to whether Vijender Singh is an accused in drug smuggling or its consumption - this can only come to surface after legal proceedings are finalized? But one thing is sure that this incident has further damaged the image of sports and has put a big question mark on the activities of players and organizers.
During the last two Olympics, by winning certain medals for India, the sports environment was created in the country, and youth were interested in games such as Badminton, Boxing, and Wresting. The children of middle class families have also come forward showing interest in the sports, and sportsmen such as Vijender Singh, Sushil Kumar, and Siana Nehwal had become their role models. They also encahsed their distinguished image by getting the advertisement business and government advertisements, in the public interest. Sports lovers are disappointed over the activities of sportpersons like Vijender Singh.
Sometime back, Vijender Singh had appeared in a blood donation advertisement, and there are possibilities that some youth might have got motivated from the advertisement and had come first to donate the blood. But when the negative acts of such personalities come on surface, its adverse impact is definite.
It is difficult to win a medal in Olympics and to maintain this image is more important. The ban on screening of smoking scenes in the films was raised so that the audience may not resort to that action after seeing the acts of the hero. The film actors have logic behind this - that this was the demand of the script but the heroes of sports have no such option whereas Vijender Singh has the dual responsibility as hero of sports and an officer of the police department. He should have avoided all such activities. Virtually, VS has become a zero from a hero!
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