Zee Media Bureau/ Aparna Mudi
New Delhi: The latest reports in the Preity Zinta - Ness Wadia case suggest that the business scion has named nine people as witnesses. Earlier Preity had named over 30 people as her witness to the altercation at a IPL match.
According to a leading daily, Ness Wadia, who was accused of abusive behaviour towards famed actress Preity Zinta during an IPL match, has now named nine witnesses negating the actress` claims.
When the allegations were made, the 44-year-old industrialist, and co-owner of Kings XI Punjab along with Zinta (39), had dismissed her charges as false and baseless.
The names in the witness list are Sereika Lal, Loretta Joseph, Pooja Dadlani, Anneline Adams, Farah Oomerbhoy, Sweety Burman, Kamlesh Shah, Rayaan Mustapha and Sharat Nath, as per reports.
The incident supposedly took place on May 30 during an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Wankhede stadium in South Mumbai. The match was between Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab.
The controversy started when Preity filed a written complaint following which an FIR was registered at the Marine Drive Police station 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). The case was filed on 13th May.
Actress Preity Zinta met Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria on Monday, at police headquarters regarding the case that she has filed against her former boyfriend Ness Wadia.