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Court allows Rahul Mahajan to consult his lawyer

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Jun 7 : A city court today allowed Rahul Mahajan and Sahil Zaroo -- arrested on charges of purchasing, consuming and distributing narcotic drugs -- to consult their lawyers for an hour every day.

Patiala House Court Metropolitan Magistrate (MM) A K Chaturvedi, allowed the counsels of Sahil Zaroo and Rahul, who are in police custody at Tughlaq Road police station, access to the duo.

Appearing before the court, Rahul's counsel Sunil Mittal moved an application seeking permission for Rahul to meet and consult his lawyers. A similar application was moved by Zaroo's lawyer Manoj Taneja.

The court has allowed Zaroo to meet his lawyer between 1800 and 1900 hours, while Rahul has been allotted the period from 1900 to 2000 hours.

However, it dismissed the application, seeking permission for the counsels to be present at the time of custodial interrogation.

Mr Mittal alleged that the police was not very sure of the exact amount of drugs seized and what was the substance used by Rahul Mahajan.

Meanwhile, Investigating Officer M Singh informed the court that all medical facilities are being provided to Rahul in custody and denied all allegations levelled by the defence.

Rahul Mahajan was arrested on Monday under various sections of the Narcotics Act. Yesterday, Metropolitan Magistrate A K Chaturvedi remanded him to two days police custody after 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, they said.

On June 4, the court had remanded Zaroo to eight days police custody till June 12.


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