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Farhan Azmi lands in Mumbai

December 02, 2003 23:17 IST

Farhan Azmi, the high-profile son of Samajwadi Party MP Abu Asim Azmi, arrived in Mumbai on Tuesday evening after he was released by the Dubai police.

Farhan had been detained in the United Arab Emirates, along with three of his friends, on drug-related charges.

He reached Mumbai by an Emirates flight from Dubai that arrived at 5:45 pm. "The immigration authorities troubled Farhan and hence it took him almost two hours to come out of the terminal building," family sources told PTI. After being welcomed by his family members, Farhan drove to his home in Colaba.

A hotelier by profession, Farhan had gone to Dubai in search of an Italian chef, Abu Azmi had claimed. Earlier today, the SP leader denied his son had tested positive for drugs. "My son has been permitted to return after prosecutors found him innocent," he claimed in a statement. He expressed apprehension that the Mumbai police might pick up his son for questioning.

Bonnie Chhabria, son of automobile designer Dilip Chhabria; Shaan Sippy, grandson of film maker G P Sippy; and one Pramod Dandekar were those who had accompanied Farhan to Dubai. Bonnie Chhabria was the first to be released after he tested negative followed by Shaan Sippy. However, Farhan was detained for 37 days.

Dandekar's fate is still not known.

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