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Lawyer says Sahil's statement does not hold
June 05, 2006 20:27 IST
As Delhi police continued the probe into Rahul Mahajan's alleged drug abuse case, Sahil Zaroo's lawyer Majeed Memon said on Monday that the statement reportedly made by the 21-year-old that he had procured drugs for Rahul and the late Vivek Maitra 'does not hold good'.
Memon also claimed that Sahil went to Rahul's 7, Safdarjung residence on Thursday night to meet Maitra 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 when asked about Sahil's admission to the police that he had procured drugs for Rahul and Maitra.
"Maitra 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 him drugs is mere speculation," he said.
Delhi police officials, who arrested Sahil in Srinagar on Saturday and brought him to Delhi on Sunday, claimed he admitted during interrogation to having got the drugs for Rahul and Vivek.
Maitra 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.