Jinnah’s great grandson jailed in Japan for drugs possession: report

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MUMBAI: Ness Wadia, an Indian business tycoon and great grandson of Pakistan founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah, has been handed a two-year jail term in Japan for possessing drugs.

According to a report in the Financial Times, Ness Wadia was found in possession of 25 grams of cannabis resin at the New Chitose Airport in the Japanese island of Hokkaido in March.

Confirming the sentence, the Wadia Group told Indian media that that a court in Japan did award a jail term to Ness Wadia, but the sentence has been suspended.

Ness Wadia is the son and heir to Nusli Wadia’s business empire. Nuslia Wadia was the grandson of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah

According to the report, Ness Wadia admitted to possessing the cannabis for personal consumption. He reportedly spent a period in detention before his indictment on March 20.

In 2014, Ness Wadia was accused by Bollywood actress Preity Zinta of molestation. The case was later withdrawn by the actress.

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