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Summons to 14 in Rahul Mahajan case

A local court issues summons against those who were chargesheeted by the Delhi Police for destruction of evidence.

india Updated: Nov 04, 2006 13:26 IST

A local court on Saturday issued summons against 14 persons, including six doctors and two close aides of slain BJP leader Pramod Mahajan, who were chargesheeted by the Delhi Police for destruction of evidence related to Rahul Mahajan drug abuse case.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Kamini Lau also directed the police to invoke relevant provisions regarding fabrication of evidence and giving false information to a public servant under Sections 193 under section 177 of the IPC.

Six doctors —Anupam Sibal, Prasad Rao, Awdesh Bansal, Mukund Pandey, Ali Mohammed Ganai and Abha Gupta — and six staff of the hospital were directed to appear in person before the court on January 12 next year.

Pramod Mahajan's close aides, Sudhanshu Mittal and Harish Sharma, have also been summoned on the same day.

Delhi Police on Wednesday filed a chargesheet accusing Apollo Hospital's Management and its doctors of conspiring to deliberately mislead the probe into alleged drug abuse by Rahul Mahajan.

The chargesheet filed before the Additional Chief Meteropolitan Magistrate alleged that the private hospital and its six doctors, at the instance of a close acquaintance of the family of late BJP leader Pramod Mahajan, committed the offence to save Rahul.

The doctors abetted with Mittal and Sharma in giving false information regarding the toxic state of Rahul, the chargesheet said.