Police probe Preity Zinta’s molestation charge against Wadia scion

Mumbai, June 14: Mumbai police Saturday started their probe into Bollywood actress Preity Zinta‘s molestation charge against her ex-boyfriend and business partner, industrialist Ness Wadia.

An investigating officer said police have started calling witnesses over the issue and will also the scan CCTV footage of the alleged incident which took place May 30 in Mumbai during an Indian Premier League (IPL) match. On Thursday night, Zinta, in a written complaint to Marine Drive Police Station, accused the Wadia scion and co-owner of the King XI Punjab IPL team of molesting and abusing her. Wadia Saturday issued a statement denying Zinta’s allegations.

“I am shocked at the complaint and the allegations made against me are totally false and baseless,” Wadia said. Police may contemplate any action against Wadia after questioning witnesses and examining video clips of the IPL match in Mumbai a fortnight ago when the alleged incident of molestation took place.

Among other things, Zinta has accused Wadia of grabbing her hand and abusing her during a cricket match in Wankhede Stadium here. Police are likely to record detailed statements of both Zinta and Wadia over the incident later. Meanwhile the Maharashtra State Women’s Commission is likely to visit the police station later Saturday to ascertain what action has been taken in the matter.