Slumdog Father Arrested

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Predictably, Indian police have taken Rafiq Qureshi into custody after reading the News of the World's bombshell report that he tried to sell his daughter, Rubina Ali, to a couple of journalists posing to be the emissaries of a wealthy Arab sheik. Qureshi is maintaining that the whole thing is just a misunderstanding, but he also revealed some of the backstory that led to the now-infamous meeting. According to him, this faux sheik, who was really under the employ of NOTW, had been trying to arrange a meeting since January, and had also mentioned that his faux wife was incapable of having children herself. Shadiness abounds. [Sun UK]