Mumbai: A chargesheet has been filed by Mumbai police almost after four years after a case of molestation and intimidation against industrialist Ness Wadia was registered on a complaint of Bollywood actress Preity Zinta.
Preity had filed a police complaint in June 2014 against ex-boyfriend Ness Wadia for allegedly molesting and threatening her during an IPL match in Wankhede Stadium. On Tuesday the city police filed a chargesheet in the Esplanade court against Wadia.
According to a senior official, the chargesheet was filed against Wadia under Sections 354 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the Indian Penal Code.
The incident took place in Wankhede Stadium on May 30, 2014, during an IPL match. She had claimed that she was hurt as Wadia had grabbed her with force. She had also alleged that Ness had abused the team’s staff over ticket distribution, during a match.
Preity also revealed that she was abused for the third time on the ground during this match, in front of team members.
She had mentioned that she was hurt as Wadia had grabbed her with force. She had also alleged that Ness had abused the team’s staff over ticket distribution, during a match. She claimed that she was also abused for the third time on the ground during this match, in front of team members during that match.
Sources say that Preity’s husband Gene Goodenough was present at the scene and had recorded his statement with the police via-email.
“In his statement, Goodenough supported her claims, stating he had intervened when Wadia molested and abused Zinta, and he’s asked Wadia not to misbehave with a woman,” a source told a leading daily.
The court released Ness on a personal bond of Rs 20,000. Preity and Wadia are co-owners of IPL team Kings XI Punjab.