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Rahul Mahajan likely to be discharged: Lawyer

According to lawyer Sunil Mittal, there were indications that he will be discharged and handed over to police on Tuesday.

india Updated: Jun 06, 2006 13:17 IST
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Rahul Mahajan, who was arrested on charges of drug abuse, is likely to be discharged from the Apollo Hospital on Tuesday, his lawyer said.

According to lawyer Sunil Mittal, there were indications that he will be discharged and handed over to police on Tuesday itself as doctors were of the opinion that he was fit.

He said future legal action from their side will be decided only after the court's decision.

If handed over, the police will produce Rahul before a Magistrate at the Patiala House court later in the day to seek his custody for interrogation.

Police was also contemplating taking Rahul to a government hospital for check-up before producing him in the court, sources said.

Apollo to decide on Rahul's discharge

A team of doctors at the Apollo hospital on Tuesday morning examined Rahul Mahajan, who is under police custody for alleged purchase and use of drugs, to determine whether he is fit to be discharged.

"Five doctors are examining Rahul to find out whether he can leave the hospital. The doctors will release the report before noon," sources at the Indraprastha Apollo Hospital said.

"If he is fit we will take him to the police station and then to the court. Otherwise, a magistrate will be brought to the hospital room to complete the formalities," a police official said.

Police sources said they were keen to shift Rahul Mahajan to the state-run All India Institute of Medical Sciences.

The Apollo hospital had earlier given Mahajan a clean chit citing its toxic screen test but the report was contradicted by another well-known laboratory that found traces of narcotics in his blood and urine samples.

Rahul Mahajan has been under strict security in a "private special ward" in the Apollo hospital.

"There is a team of seven policemen, including an ASI (assistant sub inspector), inspector, head constable and four constables is in his room," the police official said.

Hospital sources added that the health condition of Mahajan junior has improved substantially and he had his meal on Monday night. "However, he appears to be very restless and tense. He keeps going to the toilet."

Rahul's mother Rekha Mahajan and sister Poonam were there beside him in the hospital. Pramod Mahajan's brother-in-law and former Maharashtra deputy chief minister Gopinath Munde was also with him till midnight Monday, sources said.