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Rahul case: No evidence found in Sahil's residence

No concrete evidence was found by the police in Sahil Zarru's Srinagar residence.

india Updated: Jun 10, 2006 14:57 IST

Sahil Zarru, one of the accused in the Rahul Mahajan drug abuse case, was taken back to Delhi by a special police team after conducting searches in his Srinagar residence.

"I am innocent," Sahil said repeatedly when asked by newsmen about his role in the entire drug episode. He said he was being implicated in the case.

Sahil, the 21 year old final year student, was brought to Srinagar on Friday by a special Delhi police team in the morning and straight away taken to his Nigeen house.

Assisted by Jammu and Kashmir police, the special team searched Sahil's house for more than two hours. However, no concrete evidence was found in the house during the searches, official sources said.

The team, however, seized clothes of Sahil, which he had worn at the party held at late BJP leader Pramod Mahajan's official residence in New Delhi on June one. The sources said while Sahil's shirt was seized from his Nigeen residence, the trouser was recovered from the house of his maternal uncle Mohammad Yousuf Kawoosa house at Shalimar.

However, it was not immediately clear whether the vomiting marks were still on the clothes. As per reports, Sahil had vomited immediately after testing some 'white powder' at the party. There was no trace of the mobile phone, which was allegedly used by Sahil to contact a Nigerian drug peddler, identified as Abdullah, on June one several times.

It is being alleged that Sahil brought the drugs (heroin and cocaine) to the party.

He had surrendered before the police at the office of a private television channel here on June 3. However, he was taken to Delhi next morning where a Delhi court had sent Sahil to police custody till June 12.

Sahil's lawyer Goni said they will approach a court in Delhi that his client was being tortured and pressurised to confess a crime which he has not done.

He said Sahil was being pressurised to sign some documents by the Delhi police to implicate him in the case.