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Rahul Mahajan allowed to shift to Mumbai

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Rahul Mahajan

NEW DELHI: A special court here on Monday allowed Rahul Mahajan, son of the slain Bharatiya Janata Party leader, Pramod Mahajan, to shift to Mumbai after July 31.

Mr. Mahajan, who is facing prosecution in a drug abuse case, had moved an application for shifting his residence to Mumbai following the stay on a special court order allowing the Delhi police to conduct a brain-mapping test on him. The police fixed July 26 and 27 to conduct the test at a forensic laboratory in Bangalore.

However, Mr. Mahajan moved the High Court and got a stay on the special court order. The case was posted for August 18, Special Judge S.N. Gupta said, after allowing his plea to shift to Mumbai.

The special court on July 10 allowed Mr. Mahajan to shift to Mumbai after the brain-mapping test.

Terms for shifting to Mumbai

Allowing his petition for permission to shift on the grounds that the Estate Office here had asked him to vacate the 7, Safdarjung Road bungalow allotted to his father and to take care of his ailing grandmother staying there, Mr. Gupta said the accused could shift to Mumbai provided the test was conducted on him and he vacated the bungalow.

The prosecution had opposed Mr. Mahajan's plea saying if he was allowed to leave the capital, he might tamper with the evidence.

While granting bail to Mr. Mahajan in June, Mr. Gutpa directed him not to leave Delhi without the permission of the court and till the filing of a charge sheet in the case.

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