Mumbai, Jun 9: The Delhi police, starting Thursday, have begun keeping a watch on all Page 3 parties in Mumbai very closely.
A three-member team headed by Station House Officer of the Connaught Place police station, Suresh Kaushik, arrived in the city Wednesday. They will visit parties at short-listed pubs and discos where drugs are taken.
Inspector Suresh Kaushik leads the Delhi police team
Said a police source, “We also have a list of people who frequent parties and do drugs at the premises.
We have done the groundwork before leaving New Delhi, but will also team up with the Mumbai police and update our list.
We don’t want Zaroo or any of the accused to think they can fool us.”
They said Zaroo was a regular at the city’s Page 3 parties and since consumption of drugs was common at these places, they could establish a link between Zaroo and the drug mafia.
They added that this would also help link Zaroo and Rahul Mahajan, who is also said to have frequented Page 3 parties.
Sorry, stags not allowed
They added, “We will also visit St Xavier’s College today (Thursday) and check Zaroo’s history at the college.”
They said work will actually begin at 11 pm and end at 1.30 am. “We will visit these places and observe what’s happening and then close in,” said the police.
“We have limited time, as Zaroo is in police custody only until June 12. By then, we have to complete collecting evidence that can corroborate or contradict statements given by Zaroo with regard to his involvement in Mumbai’s drug mafia.”
The cops did a recce last night, but hit upon a stumbling block. They were not allowed to enter clubs in Colaba, as they were stags. “We will sort out this problem tonight,” the sources told MiD DAY.
While in Mumbai, the cops do not plan to conduct raids at Rahul Mahajan’s home in Worli. “As of now, it seems Mahajan did not meet Zaroo in person before the night of June 1,” the sources said.