Actress Preity Zinta filed an FIR against business partner and ex boyfriend Ness Wadia, in Mumbai on Thursday. She charged him for molestation and assault among other charges.
Preity Zinta’s Reaction
Actress Preity Zinta reacted to the news of her filing a molestation case against her ex-boyfriend and business partner, industrialst Ness Wadia.
The actress said that she is concerned about her safety and is only trying to protect herself.
Noting that she is going through a difficult time, Preity said that her intention is not to hurt anyone`s self-esteem, and that she expects the media to respect her privacy.
In another revelation, it has been learnt that at the time of the incident, Wadia was present along with his girlfriend and his parents at the V.I.P stand.
Mumbai police on Saturday started their probe into Preity’s charges against Wadia filed on Thursday night, the in city’s Marine Drive police station alleging that he molested, harassed and threatened her.
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 X1 Punjab.
Sources said that as per the FIR the incident happened at 8:30 pm and mentions that Ness allegedly grabbed Zinta’s hand and used abusive words against her leaving Preity quite baffled.
The FIR mentions that the two had altercations in the past as well, during which Preity had warned Ness of action in the future.
Preity 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).
Ness Wadia’s Reaction
Ness, however, has denied the allegations labelling them as false and baseless.
“I am shocked at the complaint and the allegations made against me are totally false and baseless,” Wadia said in a statement.