Staff Reporter

Police want to to conduct narco-analysis, brain mapping for Rahul Mahajan

NEW DELHI: A special court here on Tuesday reserved its order for Wednesday on a bail application by Rahul Mahajan, son of slain Bharatiya Janata Party leader Pramod Mahajan.

During the hearing, counsel for the prosecution argued that Rahul Mahajan had committed the crime of financing drug trafficking, harbouring drug dealers, purchasing, possessing, distributing and consuming narcotic drugs, allowing the residential premises of his late father here to be used for committing an offence, and abetting or conspiring to commit a crime.

Since the offence of financing drug deals and harbouring drug dealers is non-bailable, the bail application of the accused should be dismissed, he argued.

Countering the prosecution's argument, counsel for the accused submitted that if Rahul Mahajan had committed a crime at all under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, it was of consuming narcotic drugs, an offence that is bailable. All the other charges were untenable as they had been made on the basis of the statement of co-accused Sahil Zaroo.

Counsel for the accused urged the court to grant bail to his client.

In another application, the police sought the permission of the court to conduct narco-analysis and brain mapping for Rahul Mahajan.

Taking the application on record, the Special Judge said she would take it up for consideration on Wednesday at 11.30 a.m. when the order on his bail application would be passed.

Recording of statement

Special Judge Swarna Kanta Mehra allowed the Delhi police to record the statement of Karan Ahuja, who had accompanied Sahil to the 7 Safdarjug Road bungalow on the night of June 1-2, before a Metropolitan Magistrate under 164 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC). The statement, if recorded, would be admissible as evidence in the trial of the case.

Ms. Mehra requested Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Kamini Lau in the Patiala House courts to mark the police's application for recording of Mr. Ahuja's statement to a Metropolitan Magistrate.

After hearing the police, Ms. Lau summoned Mr. Ahuja in person on Wednesday.

On a bail application by Sahil Zaroo, Ms. Mehra issued a notice to the police for Wednesday.

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