Japan Sentencing In Drug Case “Won’t Impact” Ness Wadia, Says Wadia Group


Industrialist Ness Wadia’s sentencing by a Japanese court for possessing drugs will not affect him “in the discharge of any of his responsibilities”, the Wadia Group said in a statement today. 

Business tycoon Ness Wadia, son of industrialist Nusli Wadia and co-owner of the the Indian Premier League franchise Kings XI Punjab, has been sentenced for drugs possession while on a skiing holiday to Japan. He was arrested last month at New Chitose Airport in the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido.

The Wadia Group, after the sentence was announced, said he will continue to discharge his responsibilities. “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,” the official statement read. 

The district court in Sapporo, capital of the mountainous northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, had handed him a two-year jail term, which was later suspended for five years, reports said.

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