Aditya Motwane, among Mumbai’s top wedding planners, was intercepted for suspected consumption of a narcotic substance and detained. A search of his bags later revealed a small packet containing drugs. His blood test confirmed the presence of banned substances, and results of a forensic examination are being awaited.
Aditya is being held at Abu Dhabi’s Al Wathba prison, he was kept in an isolation chamber for two days.
If the charges are proved, Aditya Motwane could be jailed for minimum four years, thanks to UAE’s strict anti-narcotics laws, which puts you behind bars even for possessing the smallest amount of drugs, reports MumbaiMirror.
“This is a very serious issue as the accused has been apprehended with banned substances. He will be produced before a court soon and then given a chance to engage a lawyer,” an airport official.
“UAE exercises zero tolerance for drugs-related offences. UAE airports have the most advanced airport security technology capable of detecting even residual amounts of drugs,” says advocate Anjana Bhatia, who practices in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Mumbai.
Aditya Motwane heads Motwane Entertainment and Weddings, and is among Mumbai’s top wedding planners. He has arranged big-fat, destination weddings for Arpita Khan and Ayush Sharma in Hyderabad, Jindal and Jasani wedding in Austria, Hinduja and Mahtani wedding in Jaipur, and many more.
None of the extended Motwane family in Mumbai was willing to comment on the arrest. His girlfriend singer Manasi Scott too refused to take a call from this newspaper.