Preity-Ness case: Zinta to record statement at Wankhede

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 08:51

Zee Media Bureau/ Gayatri Sankar

Mumbai: The Mumbai Police has asked Preity Zinta to be present at the Wankhede Stadium for spot panchnama in the Ness Wadia case today. The statement will be recorded between 4 p.m to 6p.m.

According to reports, her lawyer will not be allowed to be present during recording of statement.

The Bollywood actress returned to India from the US Sunday morning. She had lodged a complaint with the Mumbai Police against her former boyfriend Ness Wadia accusing him of public humiliation and abusive behaviour during an Indian Premiere League match on May 30 at Wankhede Stadium in south Mumbai.

According to sources, the police may expect Preity to answer the following:

“Where exactly did the incident take place? Garware or somewhere else?”
“ In which stand, which seat?” (Police may take Zinta to check exact location)
“Sequence of event”
“Who were present at the spot? Did Zinta disclose all the names of present people or she withheld few names?”
“Who were the team staffer present there?”
“Content of e-mail, Zinta has sent to wadia ?”

The actress had filed a complaint with the Mumbai police on June 13 against her former boyfriend and industrialist Ness Wadia for public humiliation and abusive behaviour during an Indian Premiere League (IPL) match in Wankhede stadium on May 30th.

The match was between Chennai Super Kings and Kings X1 Punjab. IPL COO Sundar Raman, had confirmed Preity’s allegations in a written statement to the Mumbai Police.

Another eyewitness, Nimish, too confirmed to Preity’s allegation while talking to Zee News. On being questioned, Nimish revealed that the altercation did not take place during the match. He further added that there was very less interaction between Preity and Ness; and the row had erupted over the seats. The spat did not occur in his presence and they did not talk much during the match.

The Mumbai Police have so far recorded statements of seven witnesses in relation with the complaint filed by Preity against Wadia. Out of the seven people, five of them have confirmed Preity`s allegations and acknowledged that the incident did take place.

Following the actress` complaint, 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).




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