31 October, 2020

Thickening Puff

Murky episodes prior and post the tragedy deepen the intrigue Full Coverage

Tribhuvan Tiwari
Thickening Puff
His late father Pramod Mahajan and Pappu Yadav may have been poles apart politically, but the RJD MP and jail lord became Rahul Mahajan's best friend during his week-long sojourn in Delhi's Tihar prison. Rahul was watching TV in Pappu's cell when the news flashed that the special court had granted bail to the 31-year-old, nine days after he was booked under anti-narcotics laws. Mahajan junior smiled and hugged Yadav; there was no overt display of emotions.

For the investigators, it was a frustrating day in court. The judge pulled up the police and questioned the imposition of Section 27 (A) of the NDPS Act—financing, illicit trafficking and harbouring offenders. Rahul emerged as a young man who was taken down the wrong path. The entire blame now seems to be settling on Pramod Mahajan's aide, the deceased Vivek Moitra. It was he who called Sahil Zaroo and asked him to procure the drug on the fateful night of June 1. It was Vivek who handed Sahil the money. He had led Rahul astray.

A day after he was given bail, Rahul met the press....


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