Police ask Preity to record her statement against Ness Wadia

Police has asked Bollywood actress Preity Zinta to record her statement by appearing physically against Ness Wadia at the Marine Drive police station. Preity’s written statement against Ness has been touted as the FIR and following her written statement, investigation kick-start but according to the legal procedure; a person should physically present at the police station and lodged her complaint to carry on the investigation further.

Preity Zinta has accused her ex-boyfriend cum businessman Ness Wadia of molestation and abusing her physically during one of the matches of IPL played at Wankede stadium. After issuing the statement, Preity flew out of the country for some work but police has given her three days time to come down and record her statement.

Meanwhile, police have also taken in custody the CCTV footage of the Wankhede stadium which will give a crucial turning point in this high-profile case.

Preity Zinta took everyone with surprise when she posted on Facebook about the incident that took place at Wankede stadium on May 30th. Police will summon Ness Wadia over Preity’s molestation case.

“We have started our probe. We are recording statements of Wankhede staff and will record Raman’s statement,” said an officer from Marine Drive police station.

Ness Wadia has been booked under Sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult modesty of a woman), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) of the IPC.

In her complaint dated June 12, Zinta stated she had known Wadia for the last 10 years and had a relationship with him. It reads, “But for some time, we have ended our relationship. Although we are co-owners of Kings XI Punjab, we are no longer in a relationship and only talk for professional reasons.”

“For some time now, we are not even talking to each other. In between, once or twice, we had heated argument regarding work and during that time he tried to abuse me, and used extremely derogatory language and tried to misbehave in a manner where I was put to shame in front of my colleagues, friends and family. I’ve orally warned him during that time and told him I was not comfortable with such behaviour,” the complaint states.

Zinta alleged Wadia threatened her. “During the match on 30th May, 2014 at Wankhede stadium in the evening, Ness Wadia intimidated me by saying he could make me disappear as I was a nobody and only an actress and he’s a powerful person,” her complaint alleges.

However, Ness has denied the allegations against him.

"I am shocked at the complaint and the allegations made against me are totally false and baseless," Wadia said in a statement.