By Christine Spines
Updated April 24, 2009 at 12:00 PM EDT

According to the Associated Press, Indian police have called off their investigation into allegations that Rafiq Qureshi, father of eight-year-old Slumdog Millionaire cast member Rubina Ali, attempted to sell his daughter. Earlier this week, News of the World reported that Qureshi had offered up his daughter to a trio of foreign journalists for $400,000. But when the police failed to turn up any witnesses to corroborate the story, they dropped the case, saying, “There is not any crime. No money changed hands. Rubina is here.” News of the World issued a statement saying the paper stands by its story.