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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.
â€œArjun has been handed a two-year ban. He can appeal to National Anti-Doping Appeal Panel,â€ 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.