Noose tightens on Rahul as he had heroin: CFSL
New Delhi, June 5: Lending weight to the drugs abuse charge against late BJP leader Pramod Mahajan's son Rahul and dead secretary Bibek Moitra, the Central Forensic Sciences Laboratory (CFSL) today said a pouch recovered from them contained heroin.
CBI sources said the pouch found from them and handed over to the CFSL on Friday, soon after Moitra died and Rahul was admitted to Apollo hospital in serious condition, contained heroin.
The CFSL was, however, yet to give its report on the fluids found in their stomach that day. Rahul had tested negative for drugs and showed low level of alcohol in urine and blood tests carried out at Apollo Hospital. A toxic screen done at Dr Lal's Path Labs, however, showed cocaine, opiate, cannabinoid and barbiturate traces in his urine sample.
A police team was in Apollo Hospital to question Rahul, who was moved to a private ward from the Intensive Care Unit after his condition improved further, Hospital spokesman Karan Thakur said.
Police was also questioning four young men present at the late BJP leader's 7 Safdarjang Road residence on the night his son fell ill and secretary Moitra died. One of them, Sahil Zaroo, was in police custody till June 12.
Three Nigerian nationals, alleged drug suppliers arrested in connection with the case last night, were produced before Metropolitan Magistrate A K Chaturvedi who remanded them to ten days' police custody.
Police sought the custody of Ebiram Gouchukwo, James Tiabu and Abdullah, saying their further interrogation was crucial to the case.
Asked if police would also make Rahul an accused in the case registered under the NDPS Act, Investigating Officer S Singh said it could be ''possible''.