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Mahajan's key aide Harish Sharma, staffer arrested

Harish Sharma, a personal secretary of late Bharatiya Janata Party leader Pramod Mahajan, was arrested in New Delhi early on Wednesday along with an office staffer.

india Updated: Jun 07, 2006 15:26 IST

Harish Sharma, a personal secretary of late Bharatiya Janata Party leader Pramod Mahajan, was arrested in New Delhi early on Wednesday along with an office staffer a day after son Rahul Mahajan, charged with drug abuse, was sent to police custody till Thursday.

According to police sources, both were arrested at 1.30 am on charges of destruction of evidence.

Sharma and the staffer, identified as Ganesh, had apparently cleaned up the Mahajan residence here after Rahul and Bibek Moitra, the deceased personal aide of the senior Mahajan, had vomited after consuming champagne and drugs. They had also hidden the champagne bottles.

Rahul, who was in the police lock-up, reportedly had dinner on Tuesday at the police mess itself.

A senior police official said that Rahul and Sahil Zarru, the youth accused of delivering the contraband at the Mahajan residence, were taken to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Tuesday for a routine medical examination. They are to be examined every 48 hours.

Further, the police official said on condition of anonymity: "Rahul will be taken to his 7, Safdarjung residence later in the day for investigation."