Ness Wadia grabbed Preity Zinta's arm at Wankhede stadium
Ness Wadia and Preity Zinta’s tiff is getting too complicated with every passing day. Preity after returning from Los Angeles has recorded her statement and she visited Wankhede stadium with police officials to record her statement. Police are interrogating the witnesses and one of the witnesses named, Jai Kanojia said that he saw Wadia grabbed Preity’s arm but he did not hear any conversation between them."The statement of Jai Kanojia was today recorded and some more witnesses will be called in the next few days," said a senior police official privy to the investigation.
"In his statement, Kanojia, who was in Garware pavilion with the two, stated he saw Ness grabbing Preity`s arm but could not hear their conversation due to the noise of spectators during the match."
Wadia was booked under IPC Sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman).
Police have questioned 12 more people. All of them have been issued summons, but they are yet to present physically to record their statement.
Zinta's American friend Gene Goodenough, a key witness in Preity’s case, is in the US. He had apparently intervened when Wadia abused Zinta, and had even threatened to hit Wadia if he doesn't mend his ways.