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Rahul discharged from hospital, to be taken in police custody

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, June 6 (UNI) Rahul, son of late BJP leader Pramod Mahajan was today discharged from hospital and taken to the Tughlak Road Police Station.

A police team had reached Apollo this morning and sought his release from the hospital. The doctors attending to him allowed the police to take Rahul out declaring him fit for discharge.

Rahul came out in a wheel chair, escorted by his mother. He was whisked away in a police vehicle.

He would later be taken to Patiala House courts, where the police would seek his custody.

Police may also take Rahul to a government hospital.

Earlier today, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) Manish Agarwal said if the doctors had ruled that Rahul was unfit to be discharged, a magistrate would have been requested to go to the hospital to allow the police his custody.

Police had arrested Rahul yesterday after questioning and recording his statement for over two hours.

Mr Agarwal had said the police had enough evidence against Rahul for making him an accused.

Police sought his custody for further interrogation that would help the investigations and recovery, if any. He would also be confronted with other accused in the case.

He had been charged under the NDPS Act for buying, possessing and consuming drugs while the staff at Pramod Mahajan's official residence in Central Delhi, where Rahul, Mahajan senior's Secretary Bibek Moitra and four others partied sipping champagne and sniffing heroin late on June 1, were charged with destruction of evidence as they ''disturbed'' the scene of crime.

Meanwhile, the police was also inspecting Apollo records and quizzing hospital doctors in connection with the case.

Police had so far arrested Sahil, one of the four present at the party that night, and three Nigerians for supply of drugs to the youths.

Mahajan's former Secretary Harish Sharma was also being questioned.


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