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My son was not in possession of drugs: Samajwadi Party MP Abu Azmi

October 28, 2003 12:51 IST

Samajwadi Party MP Abu Asim Azmi on Tuesday denied that his son Farhan Azmi, detained in Dubai, was in possession of drugs and clarified that Farhan was detained for being in a group in which one person was caught with drugs.

Farhan, along with Prashant Dandekar, Bonnie Chhabria and Shaan Sippy, was picked up from a hotel in Dubai on drug-related charges on October 21.

Abu Azmi said his son had gone to Dubai to look for a cook for their restaurant at Colaba in south Mumbai. Farhan owns Hotel Koyla and Hotel Basilico in south Mumbai.

"My son did not possess drugs and is likely to be released soon. One of Farhan's friend was in possession of drugs," Azmi told PTI in Mumbai.

"I'm unaware about whether my son smokes cigarettes and I was shocked to know the charges he was detained for," he said. "My son had earlier called up and said he was detained for driving, but later it transpired he was detained for some other reason. I'm angry with my son and would not go personally to Dubai to secure his release."

Bonnie's father, automobile designer Dilip Chhabria, too has said his son was not in possession of drugs.

Meanwhile, police sources in Mumbai said the hotel, from where the four were picked up, belongs to an alleged underworld character Iqbal Mirchi.

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Sub: Azmi's and Chhabria's denials

Guys, it looks like the Dubai police just cooked up the whole thing because they wanted some "timepass", the way these people are denying things, ...

Posted by Anand Rajadhyaksha

Sub: drug charges

The sons of influential guys will be let off and the poor maharashtrian kid Prashant Dandekar will be made the scapegoat

Posted by vikshipt

Sub: Thank god, it happened it Dubai not in India!!

Can you imagine if the personalities sons were arrested by any Mumbai police? The cops who would have dared to arrest the Politician's kin would ...

Posted by Raj

Sub: Chabbria's child in police custoday

It is indeed shameful to note that leading personalities children are involved in these deals. what kind of examples are people such as Mr. Azmi ...

Posted by Harsha

Sub: Arrest

What else can you expect from sons of politicians, espcially belonging to SJP or RJD or BSP! While SJP is thriving by misguiding some muslim ...

Posted by Kumar



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