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Moitra's last rites performed in Navi Mumbai

Mumbai BJP chief Prakash Mehta was among the party leaders who attended the funeral.

india Updated: Jun 04, 2006 13:50 IST

The mortal remains of Vivek Moitra, the long-time secretary to late BJP leader Pramod Mahajan who died under mysterious circumstances, were cremated at the Turbhe crematorium in Navi Mumbai on Sunday.

Mumbai BJP chief Prakash Mehta was among the party leaders who attended the funeral.

Moitra's body was brought here from Delhi last night at 11 pm and shifted to the Municipal Hospital at Vashi where it was kept for the night.

This morning, the body was brought to the home of Moitra's parents at Kharghar in Navi Mumbai and later taken to Turbhe crematorium.

Moitra's body, kept in the mortuary of AIIMS in New Delhi after autopsy, was handed over to his relatives and BJP MP Haribhau Rathore on Saturday after the completion of official proceedings.

He was declared dead on arrival at the Apollo Hospital in Delhi in the early hours of Friday after a party at late Mahajan's residence that was attended by Mahajan's son Rahul and four others.

Rahul too was hospitalised in a critical condition and is still undergoing treatment.

The post-mortem examination of Moitra's body revealed traces of poison, hospital sources said.