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Dilip Chhabria's son held in Dubai on drug charges

Vijay Singh and Syed Firdaus Ashraf in Mumbai | October 27, 2003 22:18 IST
Last Updated: October 27, 2003 22:44 IST

Sons of car designer Dilip Chhabria and Samajwadi Party Member of Parliament and Maharashtra unit president Abu Asim Azmihave beendetained in Dubai on drug charges.

Bonnetto Chhabria and Farhan Azmi were detained along with two more people -- identified as Prasad Dandekar and Shaan Uttam Singh -- from a hotel in Dubai on October 21, police sources said.

Dilip Chhabria told "My son has been cleared by the police. Tomorrow he will be coming back to Mumbai."

"My son was not arrested for possessing or using drugs. He was in the group in which one of the persons was caught with drugs. He was not found carrying any drug nor was he found positive in the sense that he is not in this habit," he added.

Repeated efforts to contactAzmi proved futile as his office sources said he was performing namaz.

But Azmi's wife Zahida told "Mere beta cigarette nahin peetha (My son does not smoke). We have a hotel at Colaba. He went to Dubai to hire a cook for that with a few friends. I just got a call from Dubai that they were detained by the police because one of them was smoking cigarette which contained something."

Farhan Azmi owns Hotel Koyla and Hotel Basilico in south Mumbai.

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Sub: Four caught for drug possession

Nothing will happen. India's Ministry of External Affairs will intervene, lobby hard with UAE officials and get all the four off the hook. No punishment ...

Posted by Venkat

Sub: why make a big fuss...??

Why do u guys make such a big fuss every time some so called "big guy " is involved in drug??.. there are so many ...

Posted by prakash

Sub: Hell on Drugs

I feel it is not right to spoil the society for earning money this is bad and ppl who are involved should not be let ...

Posted by Satej

Sub: First

Why do you put a headline which says Dilip Chabria's son is caught with drugs, when he is already cleared by the police? Is this ...

Posted by christos

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Dear Sir, Such incidance which spoile the immage of the nation, the culprits should be dealt with hard yard stick, Irrespective of their parents social ...

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