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Champion swimmer Arjun Muralidharan has been handed a two-year ban by National Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel after testing positive for stimulant Methylhexaneamine during the All India Police Aquatics Championships in March.
The panel imposed a sanction of two-year ban on Muralidharan, starting October 25, a NADA source told PTI.
“Arjun has been handed a two-year ban. He can appeal to National Anti-Doping Appeal Panel,” the source said.
Muralidharan has won 15 national titles so far. He at one point of time held the national records in 50, 100 and 200 meter butterflies simultaneously.