Priti Zinta and Ness Wadia

Krishna Pujari

MUMBAI Police has started investigation into the alleged molestation of bollywood actress Preity Zinta by her former boyfriend Ness Wadia. Marine Drive police on Sunday recorded statements of two persons into the matter. Police also wanted to record the statement of Zinta but she is presently out of country.

Speaking to ABI one of officials from investigation team confirmed about recording statement of two persons but did not reveal the identity of the two persons and remained tight-lipped on what emerged in their statements.

Preity Zinta had filed a police complaint on Thursday night alleging that 44 year-old Wadia molested her on May 30 inside Wankhede stadium when an IPL match was played between Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings. Based on Zinta’s written complaint, Marine Drive police have registered an FIR 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 peace), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman).

Several players of IPL team Kings XI Punjab, of which Zinta is a co-owner with Wadia, its support staff, and officials of Wankhede Stadium were reported to have been present when the alleged incident took place.

The police will also ask Zinta to provide emails exchanged between her and Wadia , which police say, would throw some light to understand the long simmering differences between the complainant and Wadia.

39-year-old Zinta and Wadia had broken off their five-year-long relationship a couple of years back but continued to share business interest.

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