NEW DELHI: A gifted honeymoon journey to Qatar landed an Indian couple in bother which they’d by no means imagined.
The couple from Mumbai was despatched to jail shortly after touchdown within the Center-Japanese nation. The couple recognized as Oniba and Shareeq are in Qatari jail for over one 12 months on drug expenses after a relative, who had sponsored the journey, packed 4 kg cannabis of their baggage.
The couple’s relative recognized as Tabassum Riaz Quereshi provided a belated marriage ceremony reward to them and organized a visit to Qatar on July 6, 2019. As quickly because the couple landed at Hamad Worldwide Airport, they have been taken to jail for allegedly carrying medicine of their baggage.
In response to a report in a number one day by day of India, Oniba was pregnant along with her first little one when the incident came about. Tabassum had advised the couple that the package deal contained tobacco for a pal who lives in Doha.
Later, a Qatari courtroom sentenced the couple to 10 years in jail and fined Rs 1 cr for drug trafficking. Now, a one 12 months investigation by Mumbai police and Narcotic Management Bureau (NCB) has concluded that the couple was duped by their aunt.
Tabassum and her affiliate Nizam Kara have been arrested by Mumbai Police final 12 months. Nevertheless, they have been launched on bail in September this 12 months.
The NCB on October 14 arrested Nizam and one Shaheeda in reference to a seizure of 1.4 kg charas in Chandigarh. Their interrogation revealed the couple was despatched to Qatar by them and their affiliate Tabassum and hid the medicine of their baggage. Tabassum is absconding.
On September 27 final 12 months, Oniba’s father Shakeel Ahmed Qureshi wrote to NCB requesting assist to get the duo launched.
On Thursday, NCB Director Normal Rakesh Asthana visited the company’s Mumbai workplace and took inventory of present instances, together with of the couple.
NCB has indicated that it’ll contact Qatari authorities by means of diplomatic channels and search the discharge of the couple. Oniba gave beginning to her child in March this 12 months.