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Japanese court sentences Ness Wadia over drug possession

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

scion and of IPL team Kings XI Punjab, has been sentenced to a two-year jail term by a court in over alleged possession of drugs, according to a media report.

reported that Wadia, who was on a skiing holiday was arrested in early March at in the northern Japanese island of after customs officials found 25g of "what appeared to be cannabis resin in his trouser pocket".

Reacting to the report, a spokeperson said is in

"The judgement is clear. It is a suspended sentence. Hence, it will not impact 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 added.

According to the report, the handed Wadia a two-year prison sentence, which was suspended for five years.

He spent a period in detention before his indictment on March 20 and an undisclosed period of detention before a court hearing, it added.

Ness Wadia is of the Wadia group, including and Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation Ltd.

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First Published: Tue, April 30 2019. 14:45 IST