National Inter-State Championships silver-medallist discus thrower Baljinder Singh from Punjab and sprinter Parveen from Haryana on Monday tested positive for banned substances and they have been handed provisional suspensions.

Baljinder from Punjab had won a discus throw silver in the National Inter-State Athletics Championships in Guwahati in June with an effort of 56.83 metres. The positive test has come from the dope sample collected by the National Anti-Doping Agency in this Guwahati meet.

Both the athletes were not selected for the Asian Games and they were also non campers. “Baljinder has tested positive for a banned substance and he has been put under provisional suspension. He will now decide whether to go for confirmatory B sample test or not,” a source close to the athlete was quoted as saying by PTI.

It is also learnt that a second athlete has tested positive from the sample collected from the same Guwahati meet. The AFI, however, said it has not received details about the case from Nada.