One of the key accused in Zirakpur drug haul case allegedly tried to commit suicide on Saturday but he is now out of danger, police said.
“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, HS Mann said on Saturday.
The accused was safe and provided medical aid, the SSP said, adding that no major injury was sustained in the suicide attempt.
Kahlon, an NRI, would now be booked for attempt to suicide.
The police, however, maintained that there is still no decision taken on summoning boxer Vijender Singh yet after the Olympic medalist’s name surfaced in the case.
Asked if Vijender Singh, who hails from Haryana’s Bhiwani district, would be questioned, the SSP told sources, “we haven’t taken any final decision on summoning him.”
He said investigation in the case was under progress as the six accused arrested so far were being interrogated. Based on their revelations further course of action would be decided, the SSP said.
“We are investigating the case. As of now, no decision on Vijender Singh has been taken. All aspects of the case are being investigated. We have not decided on calling him yet,” he said.
However, police are probing the role of Vijender’s fellow pugilist Ram Singh, he said, adding that Ram had been asked to help the investigators again on Saturday.
Asked about reports that Ram, a native of Patiala, purportedly confessed that he had taken heroin at least six times from the arrested peddlers and consumed it with Vijender, the SSP said, “we are verifying these. I cannot comment further at this stage.”
Vijender, 27, a Haryana Police DSP rank officer, has trashed allegations that he has links with the alleged NRI drug dealer arrested by the Punjab Police, saying the ‘ridiculous charges’ would be proved wrong in investigations.
Police had recovered 26 kg of heroin, estimated around Rs Rs 130 crore, from Kahlon’s house in Shivalik Vihar in Zirakpur on the city outskirts in Mohali district on Thursday.
The car of Vijender’s wife Archana was found by police near the NRI’s house.
(With inputs from agencies)