Rahul is not a party boy, says Sharma's father

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Published: Monday, July 23, 2012, 14:20 [IST]
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Pradeep suspects goof-up with reports

Mumbai, Jul 23: Rahul Sharma's father Pradeep feels the Mumbai Police has goofed-up with his son's test reports, as it might belong to someone else and his son's report would not test positive.

"We strongly suspect that my son's report may have been interchanged with someone. It may be unintentional, but anything can happen in this country," said Pradeep, an assistant sub-inspector from Jalandhar.

The results of the cricketers were announced in the second phase, as the first one had list of people who were also held during a raid conducted at a rave party in the month of May, but kept the results of cricketers Rahul Sharma and Wayne Parnell on hold.

"We wonder why it took two months to make the report public. The forensic department, where the samples were sent, could have given the report in 2-3 days. So, why have the Mumbai Police announced the results of the tests on the celebrities in the second phase? Instead, it should have been announced in the first list," he said.

Talking about his son's behaviour, Pradeep said Rahul Sharma was not a party boy, had no knowledge of the rave party.

"Rahul is not a party boy. He had no knowledge of the rave party. He was given to understand by his team manager that they would be attending a birthday party of some friend and so he went there."

The family was nervous initially when the report was first announced, but now we are confidant Rahul is not involved in this scandal. I have spoken to Rahul three-four times. I even spoke to the team manager (Sanjay Patel) in Sri Lanka and we have been assured that Rahul is being backed by the team members," Pradeep said.

With Rahul not being a party boy, according to his father how can the test results be positive having attended the birthday party and was held by Mumbai Police following a raid at the rave party in the hotel in Juhu during the month of May?

Since the BCCI is planning to take a look at the reports, it all depends on the decision of the Indian cricket board, as Rahul Sharma according to the current report, fears arrest, and if found guilty could face a ban too.


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