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Rahul Mahajan charged with purchasing drugs
January 06, 2007 14:50 IST
Last Updated: January 06, 2007 16:18 IST
A Delhi Court on Saturday framed charges against Rahul Mahajan, son of late Bharatiya Janata Party leader Pramod Mahajan, for allegedly purchasing drugs for personal consumption.
He was also charged under Sections 29 (criminal conspiracy and abetment) and 25 (punishment for supply and distribution of contraband) of the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.
Additional Sessions Judge S N Gupta after framing charges against Mahajan and five others fixed March 10 for commencing the trial in the case.
The court also framed charges against Sahil Zaroo, two Nigerian nationals Abdul Lateef Ashola Md Abdullah and Egbedokun James Taiwo along with Harish Sharma, a close aide of late Pramod Mahajan and Ganesh Sinha under various sections of the NDPS Act and IPC.
Zaroo has been charged under Sections 21 (sale and purchase of drugs), 29 (abetment and criminal conspiracy) of the NDPS Act and Section 419 (punishment for cheating by personation) of IPC.
Against the two Nigerians the court framed charges under Sections 21 (sale and purchase of drugs) and 29 (abetment and criminal conspiracy) of the NDPS Act.
Harish Sharma, a close aide of late Pramod Mahajan and Ganesh Sinha, the servant at the Mahajan family were both charged under Sections 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of IPC.