Ness Wadia sentenced to 2 year jail in Japan for possessing drugs

Ness Wadia

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Ness Wadia, chairman of the Bombay Burmah Group and co-owner of Kings XI Punjab cricket team, has been handed a two-year jail term in Japan for drug possession. He was in Japan on a skiing holiday, the Financial Times reported.

Wadia, the eldest son of Nusli Wadia and heir to the 283-year-old Wadia Group, was arrested at a Japanese airport in early March after custom officials found about 25 grams cannabis resin in his trouser pocket.

Wadia spent a period in detention before his indictment on March 20. He was given a two-year prison sentence by a district court in Japan. The sentence was suspended for five years.

Wadia also serves as director on the boards of various Wadia Group Companies such as Britannia Industries, Bombay Dyeing, GoAir and Wadia Techno Engineering Services.

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