Preity Zinta’s ex-Ness Wadia jailed for two years in Japan for possessing drugs


Business tycoon and heir to the Wadia Group, Ness Wadia has been sentenced for possessing drugs while on a skiing holiday to Japan.

According to a report of Financial Times, Ness Wadia, successor of age old Wadia Group and co-owner of the Kings XI Punjab cricket team, was arrested in early March at New Chitose Airport in the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido.

Japan’s local Hokkaido station of state broadcaster NHK carried out the report that sniffer dogs at the airport alerted the customs officials at New Chitose and a search revealed that he had about 25g cannabis resin in his trouser pocket.

“Ness Wadia is in India. The judgement is clear. It’s a suspended sentence. Hence it won’t impact Ness Wadia in the discharge of any of his responsibilities,” ANI quoted a spokesperson for the Wadia Group as saying.

The Wadia empire has many units, which include Bombay Dyeing, Bombay Burman Trading, biscuit giant Britannia Industries to budget airline GoAir of which market valuation is about $13.1 billion.

Ness Wadia owns the IPL team Kings XI Punjab with his former girlfriend Preity Zinta. In 2014, Preity slapped molestation case against Ness which the actress later suspended.