Apollo about-turn: Cocktail of drugs in Rahul's urine

The discloser came a day after Apollo doctors had stated that Mahajan's son had tested negative for all known drugs.

india Updated: Jun 04, 2006 19:48 IST

Making an about-turn, Delhi's Apollo Hospital on Sunday disclosed that traces of "cocktail of drugs" have been found in the urine sample of Rahul Mahajan, a day after its doctors had stated that the late BJP leader Pramod Mahajan's son had tested negative for all known drugs.

"Traces of drugs have been found in the urine sample of Rahul. Since its a cocktail of drugs, we cannot conclusively say which one particular drug he has taken and therefore he has tested negative for any single drug," hospital sources said adding metabolites of drugs have been found in the samples.

However, they said, "though the test conducted on Mahajan confirmed faint traces of drugs, they are very much within the permissible limits and therefore the report for them is negative. We do not examine traces. We only examine whether a sample is negative or positive for any particular drug."

Sources also said because of these reasons the hospital was unable to say conclusively if he had taken cocaine or any other particular drug.

First Published: Jun 04, 2006 02:27 IST