Japan Court Rules Ness Wadia to 2 Years Jail Sentence for Drugs Custody


Indian Businessman Ness Wadia has been pronounced by a district court in Japan to 2 years jail imprisonment over possession of drugs while holidaying in the country earlier in March this year.

Wadia son of industrialist Nusli Wadia and heir to the 283-year old Wadia group was found carrying 25 grams of cannabis resin at the New Chitose Airport in the Northern Japanese island of Hokkaidu.

The Financial Times report states, “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 report further added, Ness Wadia has left Japan and has returned to India.

However, in reply the Wadia group has said, “The judgement is clear. It is a suspended sentence. Hence it will not impact Ness Wadia in the discharge of any of his responsibilities and he will continue to play the role that he has done hitherto, both within the group and outside.”

Ness Wadia holds a share in the IPL franchise team Kings XI Punjab and the Wadia empire owns several units such as Britannia, Bombay Dyeing, Bombay Burman Trading and GoAir airlines among others.



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