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Ness Wadia abused me in front of spectators: Preity Zinta

Actress files police complaint, alleges her industrialist ex-boyfriend verbally abused her and pulled her hand in front of spectators during the IPL play-off match between Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings at Wankhede stadium on May 30

Actress Preity Zinta has registered a case against her ex-boyfriend Ness Wadia, with whom she jointly owns Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), for allegedly hurling abuses at her and pulling her hand while she was trying to leave during the IPL’s play-off between their team and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at Wankhede Stadium on May 30.

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Based on Zinta’s complaint, Marine Drive police have registered a case of outraging modesty, insult and criminal intimidation against Wadia. File pics
Based on Zinta’s complaint, Marine Drive police have registered a case of outraging modesty, insult and criminal intimidation against Wadia. File pics

The actress and Wadia had ended their relationship in 2009. Zinta approached the Marine Drive police station on Thursday night, nearly two weeks after the incident, and registered an FIR against Wadia. The FIR states that Wadia had hurled abuses at Preity during the KXIP vs CSK match at Wankhede Stadium around 8 pm on May 30.

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The FIR states that Wadia had hurled abuses at Zinta during the KXIP vs CSK match at Wankhede Stadium around 8 pm on May 30. File pic
The FIR states that Wadia had hurled abuses at Zinta during the KXIP vs CSK match at Wankhede Stadium around 8 pm on May 30. File pic

Preity says in the FIR that she asked Wadia to stop, but he threatened her instead. The actress then decided to leave the match mid-way and stood up from her seat, prompting Wadia to pull her hand and allegedly say, “You f **** g b***h, you have shown your class, f **k you f **k you.” This allegedly happened in front of spectators who had come to watch the match.

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Based on Zinta’s complaint, the Marine Drive police have registered a case against Wadia under sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code. “We have registered an FIR and investigations have begun.

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Our job will be to record statements of witnesses first, and only then will we question Wadia,” said Pravin Chinchalkar, senior police inspector at Marine Drive police station. Varun Soni, a spokesperson from the Wadia Group, said, “We can’t comment on the matter until we see the FIR.” Preity Zinta’s spokesperson said she is travelling and, hence, cannot comment on the matter.

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