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India's National Anti-Doping Agency Tests Vijender, Four Other Boxers

India's National Anti-Doping Agency tested boxer Vijender Singh along with four other boxers on Wednesday, according to the THE HINDU. Following pressure from the Sports Ministry, NADA "was forced to go ahead with the tests." After the Ministry asked NADA to put Vijender through a dope test, NADA Dir General Mukul Chatterjee had been quoted in different media reports as saying that "NADA could not test the top boxer for a recreational drug heroin (narcotics) in an out-of-competition test." Boxers Jasveer, Ajay, M. Suranjoy Singh and L. Devendro Singh were the other boxers who came from the training base in Patiala "to give their samples" (THE HINDU, 4/3).