Court to rule Tuesday on Rahul Mahajan’s plea

New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) A city court Monday adjourned the hearing for a day on Rahul Mahajan’s application for release of his passport to enable him to go on a honeymoon with his newly-wed wife.

Rahul appeared in the court along with his wife Dimpy Ganguly, whom he married on a TV reality show Sunday.

Special Judge J.P.S. Malik adjourned the hearing till Tuesday as the public prosecutor sought time for verification of his application.

Rahul, son of late senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Pramod Mahajan, in his application moved through counsel Sanjeev Kumar on March 5 said he plans to ‘go to Maldives and Ireland for his honeymoon on March 9 and stay there till March 30’.

Rahul’s passport is under court custody since his involvement in a drug abuse case in 2006. As per the orders he cannot leave the country without the court’s permission.

Rahul and his father’s secretary Vivek Moitra were admitted to the Apollo Hospital here in the early hours June 2, 2006, after allegedly consuming contraband drugs laced with alcohol at Pramod Mahajan’s official residence at Safdarjung Road. Moitra died in the hospital.

Rahul was let off drug trafficking charges, which entail harsher punishment, and was booked for consumption of banned drugs.

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