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Police confident of Rahul Mahajan's custody

The police team probing the case has just returned from Mumbai and Srinagar, where they had gone to gather clues.

india Updated: Jun 11, 2006 14:50 IST

Delhi Police claim they have "vital clues" to convince the court not to give bail to Rahul Mahajan, the son of late Bharatiya Janata Party leader Pramod Mahajan who is charged with drug abuse.

The police team probing the case has just returned from Mumbai and Srinagar, where they had gone to gather clues.

"As of now we can only reveal that our objective of going to Mumbai and Srinagar has been successful. We have made ample recoveries which we would present before the court and demand rejection of the bail application of Rahul Mahajan," said a senior official investigating the case.

In Mumbai, the police questioned some friends of Rahul Mahajan and went to the places he frequented. They said the Mumbai Police had provided more details linked to the case.

Rahul Mahajan was arrested on June 5 after he was taken seriously ill following a drug-laced drinks party at the official residence of the late Mahajan.

He has been sent to judicial custody till June 22. Vivek Moitra, an aide to the senior Mahajan, died due to suspected drug overdose at the June 1 party.

Forensic reports of Rahul Mahajan and Vivek Moitra have confirmed use of narcotics substances.

"We will present our findings in the court on Tuesday and we hope Rahul Mahajan would not be given bail by the court," said the official.

Police also said they had "vital clues" against Sahil Zarru, the Kashmiri man suspected to have procured drugs for the party.

"The information is enough for us to believe that both Rahul and Sahil will not get bail and we would be allowed to further question them," he added.

The metropolitan court has deferred the bail application of Rahul Mahajan till June 13. The court had said the decision on his bail would be taken after hearing the plea of Zarru.