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Rahul passed out at London club in '03: Letter

Following the incident, the family cut short his stay in London and got him admitted to a private clinic in New Delhi.

india Updated: Jun 06, 2006 01:44 IST

The airport police station, which was investigating a cocaine smuggling case last year, had come across several incriminating documents often sent from anonymous sources indicating Rahul Mahajan's proximity to a host of junkies in Mumbai's Page 3 circle.

One such letter, which was sent in June-July last year, had claimed that Rahul had collapsed at a London night club in 2003 due to drug overdose.

Following the incident, the Mahajan family cut short his stay in London and got him admitted to a private clinic in New Delhi for rehabilitation. He was later shifted to the Bombay Hospital for rehab. Police say they are now taking this letter seriously following the Delhi episode.

This letter goes on to state that Rahul allegedly got hooked to drugs again, though his family was largely unaware of it. Even his late father, Pramod Mahajan was kept in the dark about the fact that Bibek Maitra would join Rahul in the drug sessions.

Sources in the Santa Cruz police said on Monday that Rahul was once upon a time a well-known face in the junkie groups (consisting of 5-6 young party goers).

Hunt on for Haroon

Top crime branch sources said on Monday that the New Delhi police are searching for one Haroon.

Haroon, a native of Mumbai, is believed to be a part of the junkie group that circulated cocaine in Mumbai and New Delhi's party circuits. Haroon's name cropped up during the interrogation of Sahil Zaroo. Haroon is believed to be holed up in Mumbai but gone underground following Sahil's arrest. Though his exact involvement in the case is not known, sources said that he is believed to have played a key role in the drug overdose case.

First Published: Jun 06, 2006 01:44 IST

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