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Rahul case: Police again fail to quantify drugs

The chances of severe punishment under the NDPS Act to the son of late BJP leader Pramod Mahajan appears to be very dim. In pics

india Updated: Jun 12, 2006 22:26 IST

With Delhi Police on Monday once again failing to quantify the exact amount of drugs consumed by Rahul Mahajan and recovered from his premises, the chances of severe punishment under the NDPS Act to the son of late BJP leader Pramod Mahajan appears to be very dim.

Even after receiving the CFSL report on the "white substance" consumed by Rahul and recovered from the official residence of the late BJP leader, the police, during a hearing on a revision petition filed by it, said the forensic report "does not confirm the percentage of heroin in it".

After hearing police's view, the court observed that the samples of white substance recovered nor the percentage of cocaine in it was determined by the police during seizure.

Asserting that the weight of the substance would confirm the extent of punishment, the court also said that even the CFSL labs did not weigh the same.

"It is the percentage so determined which governs the exact quantity of the narcotic drugs /drug being recovered," the court said.

However, the police said the lab report has confirmed that Mahajan's blood has tested positive for drug use.

Police had last week sought more time from a Metropolitan Magistrate to ascertain the quantity and nature of drug, saying they were awaiting the CFSL report in this regard.

The court had on two earlier occasions observed that police has failed to quantify the drug.