Pics: Preity Zinta lands in Mumbai, to record statement today
Preity Zinta arrived in Mumbai on Sunday and she is likely to record her statement today. She has filed complaint against businessman and former lover Ness Wadia for harassing, abusing and threatening her during the IPL match between Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings on May 30. She lodged a complaint against Ness on June 12 after IPL ended.
Soon after issuing a statement Preity left for Los Angeles and police asked Preity to come down to the Marine drive police station and record her statement so that they can further carry out the investigation. No sooner Preity landed at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport on Sunday, she was surrounded by media but she did not give any byte to them and later apologized media on facebook. She looked exhausted and got into her car without making any statement.
The Mumbai Police would record her statement either on Monday or Tuesday. "Since she has arrived here, her statement would be recorded either tomorrow or day after," said an official privy to the investigation.
Issuing a statement on her Facebook page, she said, "I would like to apologize to the media but it will not be possible for me to make any comments or statements as investigation is still on. So please co-operate and please don’t call my staff and friends non-stop as they have requested me to make this appeal to you on their behalf. Thank You”
Police interrogated few eye witnesses. They have also questioned IPL Chairman Ranjib Biswal regarding the spat between Preity and Ness Wadia on May 30. The statement of BCCI secretary Sanjay Patil has also been recorded. So far, the police have recorded eight statements.
Police had on Thursday questioned COO Sundar Raman who claimed that she had informed him about her May 30 spat with former boyfriend.
The IPL Chief Operating Officer's statement was recorded over an-hour-and-half, Deputy Commissioner of Police Ravindra Shisve said six witnesses have been recorded so far, including that of a BCCI employee Ankit Baldi.
Industrialist Sharath Nath, who was present in the Wankhede stadium during the night in question, stated to the authorities,” Yes, I was present and I was standing around 10-12 rows behind Preity. She was in the very first line. I saw Wadia coming and his family members were with him. He went upto Preity and had a discussion but it wasn’t a heated argument. Then he came back and took his family member to the air conditioned section. I just said hello to him as I don’t know him that closely. I just know Wadia socially”.
The eye witness added,” I saw Preity
through out the match. I did not see them both going together somewhere.
Whatever I saw there didn’t ring any alarm bell. I didn’t notice him touch her.
He just walked away. From body language it looked like two people talking to
However, Ness Wadia denied all the allegations against him.