'Slumdog' star Rubina's case closed, father gets clean chit

London, April 26 (IANS) "Slumdog Millionaire" fame child actor Rubina Ali's father Rafiq Qureshi has officially been cleared by Indian police over allegations that he attempted to sell his daughter.

Qureshi was quizzed by the police in Mumbai April 20 after British newspaper News of the World alleged he offered to auction off the nine-year-old for 200,000 pounds to get rid of poverty and become an overnight millionaire, reports contactmusic.com

The accused protested his innocence throughout the scandal, claiming that the story was a "lie made up by foreign journalists playing games with me".

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