April 22, 2021 | 11:50 PM IST

Business tycoon Wadia to serve 2-yrs jail term in Japan

Business magnate and owner of Kings XI Punjab cricket team Ness Wadia has been sentenced to a jail term of two years in Japan for possessing 25g of cannabis resin, says a report. Wadia was arrested with the banned dose at New Chitose Airport in Hokkaido in March. He was then sent to an undisclosed detention centre before his indictment on March 20.
Ness Wadia is the son of Nusli Wadia and the heir of the Wadia Group Empire, which includes Bombay Dyeing, Bombay Burman Trading, biscuit giant Britannia Industries to budget airline GoAir and the like. Wadia has reportedly admitted to possessing the cannabis and meant it to be used for personal consumption.
Earlier too, the Mumbai Police filed a charge sheet against him based on molestation, complaints filed by actress and co-owner of Kings XI Punjab cricket team Preity Zinta. In 2014, she complained that the multi-billionaire had abused and threatened her inside Wankhede stadium in Mumbai, states a report.

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