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DJ Aqeel held in Dubai with drugs

June 06, 2007 03:50 IST
Last Updated: June 06, 2007 15:29 IST

India's leading disc jockey Aqeel was on Tuesday detained at Dubai airport for allegedly possessing drugs.

Aqeel, who went to Dubai for a radio programme, would undergo a urine test on Wednesday, according to his wife Farah Khan in Mumbai. She said Aqeel did not use drugs and somebody must have planted the contraband in his bag.

Aqeel's wife said 0.4 gm of Ecstasy drug was found in his bag. He was then taken in by the anti-narcotics cell which tested the DJ's blood and "he was completely clean", she said.

Farah said no consumption of Ecstasy was found and the Dubai airport authorities dismissed the case, which went back to the airport police. Aqeel, who was travelling alone, was subjected to a body search by Dubai airport authorities.

Farah said the Dubai authorities said they had prior information from Mumbai about the contraband being allegedly carried by Aqeel. She said her husband does not have a drug history.

"We are dead sure it has been planted. We are in the process of finding out who has done such a terrible thing," she added. She said Aqeel "...performs so much that he falls asleep at airports and I don't know if somebody has put it in his bag."

Farah said a lawyer has already been engaged to represent Aqeel in Dubai. The disc jockey's mother-in-law Zarine Khan said, "My son's stupid so-called friends have planted this in his bag and informed the police."

She said the quantity of drugs is "not even worth one percent to take it even at one time."

"It was just a mischief played by some jealous or someone I can say some so-called friends," Zarine Khan said. She said Aqeel has never taken drugs.

"We are being framed by somebody who wants the worst for him."

"I am told he has been cleared by the narcotics cell there. Hopefully, if all other formalities are completed, he should be back home by tomorrow," she added. Aqeel, who turned 34 in May, acted in the recently released film Ek Chalis ki Last Local.

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