Mumbai couple, arrested for drug trafficking in Qatar throughout honeymoon, acquitted


The couple had then pleaded innocence and claimed that the packet was handed over to them by their aunt.

The Indian couple sentenced to 10-year jail time period in Qatar for allegedly smuggling medicine in 2019 will quickly be returning again dwelling. The couple has been acquitted of drug smuggling fees. 

Oniba and Sharique Qureshi went on their ‘second honeymoon’ to Qatar in 2019. They have been arrested on the Hamad Worldwide Airport in Doha for allegedly carrying four.1 kg of cannabis. 

The couple had then pleaded innocence and claimed that the packet was handed over to them by their aunt to be delivered to a buddy. 

Nonetheless, they have been arrested and convicted for the crime.  In Qatar, trial in drug circumstances are fast-tracked and the Supreme Judiciary Council of Qatar sentenced them to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment. The couple have been additionally fined 6,00,000 Riyals.

Oniba even gave beginning to a child woman in jail. 

The households of each Shareeq and Oniba then approached prime authorities searching for assist, nevertheless, they didn’t get any desired outcomes. 

How NCB got here to their rescue

On September 27, 2019, Oniba’s father Shakeel Ahmed Qureshi wrote a letter to then NCB director normal Rakesh Asthana, blaming son-in-law’s aunt Tabassum Riyaz Qureshi and her affiliate Nizam Kar for the plotting medicine of their baggage.

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He stated that simply because the couple was leaving, Tabassum gave Shareeq a bag and requested him to maintain their garments in that bag. On July 5, 2019, the couple left for Bengaluru. In Bengaluru, Tabassum’s contact gave them yet one more bag. Shareeq was slightly frightened and so he referred to as up Tabassum to investigate in regards to the bag. She instructed him that there have been some gutka and zarda within the bag and since these merchandise have been very pricey in Qatar, he ought to take the bag with him and hand it to a contact she had given.

An in depth enquiry was initiated by NCB into the allegations levelled by Shakeel Ahmed Qureshi and it was learnt that a well-organized drug trafficking syndicate was being run by  Nizam Kara involving Tabussum and others.

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