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Rahul case: Zarru's house searched for mobile

Sahil's father had earlier said a team of Delhi Police raided his Nigeen residence shortly before Sahil surrendered.

india Updated: Jun 09, 2006 15:30 IST
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A team of Delhi Police on Friday conducted searches at the residence of Sahil Zarru, one of the accused in Rahul Mahajan drug abuse case, in Srinagar on Friday morning.

They said the team, assisted by the Jammu and Kashmir Police, conducted the searches in his residence at posh Nigeen area in Srinagar.

The sources said the Delhi Police team was looking for Sahil's clothes that he wore to the night party at late BJP leader Pramod Mahajan's official residence at 7, Safdarjung Road in New Delhi on June 1.

Sahil was allegedly present at the "champagne and drug party" which resulted in the hospitalisation of Rahul Mahajan and death of the late BJP leader's key aide Vivek Moitra.

Sahil's father Ghulam Ahmed Zarru had earlier said a team of Delhi Police raided his Nigeen residence shortly before Sahil surrendered on June 3.

"The police found nothing objectionable and later certified that no incriminating documents or articles banned under the law were found," he said in an interview to a private television channel.

Zarru claimed that his son was "innocent and falsely implicated" in the case, registered under the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (Prevention) Act.

Zarru also claimed that he, too, was detained by the police for two days for questioning. He alleged that Sahil was forced by the Delhi Police to sign some documents, but his son refused.

Sahil was also wanted by the Mumbai police in connection with a case there.

Sahil, who owns a shop in Hilton Towers hotel in Mumbai, has a case registered against him for selling furs made out of banned animal skins.

He had applied for anticipatory bail in that case registered at the Marine Lines police station.

The sources said the team also searched for Sahil's mobile phone from which he allegedly made several calls to a Nigerian drug peddler identified. Sahil was alleged to have brought the drugs (Heroin and Cocaine) to the party.

He had surrendered before the police at the office of a private television channel in Srinagar on June 3.

On June 4, a Delhi court had sent Sahil to the police custody till June 12.