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'Sahil's admission to police does not hold good'

Memon also claimed that Sahil went to the 7, Safdarjung residence of Rahul on Thursday night.

india Updated: Jun 05, 2006 21:15 IST

As Delhi Police continued probe into Rahul Mahajan'a alleged drug abuse case, Sahil Zaroo's lawyer Majeed Memon on Monday said the statement reportedly made by the 21-year-old Kashmiri youth that he had procured drugs for Vivek Moitra and Pramod Mahajan's son "does not hold good".

Memon also claimed that Sahil went to the 7, Safdarjung residence of Rahul on Thursday night to meet Moitra to get an air ticket to Srinagar released from the VIP quota as the two had known each other earlier.

"Sahil's statement to the police does not hold any good," Memon, who flew in from Mumbai, told reporters in New Delhi when asked persistently about Sahil's admission to the police that he had procured drugs for Rahul and Moitra.

"Moitra had called Sahil to Rahul's residence on Thursday night where he consumed some liquid or powder after which he fell sick. The story that Sahil gave drugs to Moitra is mere speculation," he said.

Delhi Police officials, who arrested Sahil in Srinagar on Saturday and brought him to New Delhi on Sunday, claimed he admitted during interrogation to having got the drugs for Rahul and Vivek.

Moitra had known Sahil for the past few months as he had met him in connection with an event management function in Mumbai, Memon said.

He claimed Sahil was not a drug peddler but said consuming drugs has become a status symbol among youngsters of rich families.

First Published: Jun 05, 2006 21:15 IST