The stalled trial in the drug abuse case allegedly involving Rahul Mahajan, son of slain BJP leader Pramod Mahajan, could not start on Monday in a city court as the judicial records were not received back from the Delhi High court.
The judicial records of the case were with the High Court which has been hearing various appeals filed by Mahajan and other co-accused against the lower court order of framing of charges against them under the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.
"Trial court records not received. Case is adjourned to August 24," Additional Sessions Judge JPS Malik said.
The trial in the case was slated to begin from December 22 last year as the court, empowered to hear cases relating to the NDPS Act, was expected to get back the file.
The judicial records were in the High Court, which is hearing a bunch of petitions filed by Mahajan, Sahil Zaroo, Harish Sharma, personal assistant of Pramod Mahajan.
While the accused have challenged framing of charges against them, Delhi Police wants to press additional charges pertaining to commercial quantity of the contrabrand which envisages higher punishment.
Mahajan has been accused of consuming and distributing drugs at the official residence of his slain father on the night of June two, 2006.
Mahajan, along with his late father's secretary Vivek Moitra, was admitted to Apollo hospital here in the wee hours of June two, 2006 after allegedly consuming contraband drugs. Moitra later died at the hospital. (More)