Preity Zinta files molestation complaint against Ness Wadia

Preity Zinta files molestation complaint against Ness Wadia
Zinta and Wadia jointly own the IPL team Kings XI Punjab.

MUMBAI: Bollywood actress Preity Zinta, who is also co-owner of Kings XI Punjab cricket team, has filed a police complaint against her former boyfriend and businessman Ness Wadia, alleging that he molested, abused and threatened her inside Wankhede stadium in south Mumbai.The 39-year-old actress filed the police complaint on Thursday night alleging that she was molested by Wadia (44) inside Wankhede stadium on May 30, police sources at Marine Drive Police station said.On May 30, an IPL match between Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings was played at the Wankhede stadium.

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During the match, when Preity was at the Garware Pavillion, Ness reportedly accosted her and also bad mouthed her in front of many people.

Preity Zinta during an IPL match

She gave a written complaint following which an FIR was registered against Wadia 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 the peace), 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman), police sources added.

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In the FIR it has been mentioned that Ness Wadia was harassing Preity Zinta despite their relationship having ended. The actress and the businessman had broken their five-year long relationship sometime back.

Preity Zinta and Ness Wadia. (File photo)

Preity had requested that the police take action against Wadia, after which the FIR was lodged. Police will make relevant arrests only after collecting evidence and recording witness statements.

Ness Wadia has expressed shock upon hearing about Zinta’s filing of a molestation complaint against him. He has reported said that the allegations against him are totally false and baseless.

(With inputs from PTI)



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