New Delhi: Ness Wadia, the Wadia group heir, has reportedly been sent to two years in jail in Japan for possession of drugs.
Wadia, who co-owns Kings XI Punjab IPL team, is the eldest son of Nusli Wadia and heir to the Wadia group. As per a Financial Times report, the tycoon was arrested in early March at New Chitose Airport in the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido after the customs officials found 25g of cannabis resin in his trouser pockets.
“Mr Wadia spent a period in detention before his indictment on March 20 and an undisclosed period of detention before a court hearing. The Sapporo District Court handed him a two-year prison sentence, which was suspended for five years,” the Financial Times
Wadia has since left Japan and has returned to India, it said. According to the report, Wadia claimed he was carrying those drugs for his personal use. He spent a period in detention before his indictment on March 20 and an undisclosed period of detention before a court hearing.
Wadia had earlier been in the news first over his relationship with actor Preity Zinta and then their split. Later Zinta accused him of molestation and intimidation during a 2014 IPL cricket match. Wadia denied the allegations which were dismissed by the Bombay High Court in October last year.