Preity Zinta’s molestation allegations false and baseless, says Ness Wadia!

The Bombay Dyeing heir and Soldier actor started dating way back in 2005, after almost four years the duo parted ways in 2009

Preity Zinta and ex-boyfriend Ness Wadia are in the limelight again. This time it’s not their wedding rumours or split news, but the actor’s molestation allegations against her former boyfriend and IPL team Kings XI Punjab co-owner that has everybody talking. Preity in an FIR at Marine Drive police station claimed that on May 30, the finale day of IPL 7 this year Wadia scion manhandled her. However, Ness who is not yet arrested reacted to this news and called them ‘false and baseless’. In a statement to the press, Ness said, “I am shocked at the complaint and the allegations made against me are totally false and baseless.”

According to Preity, Wadia molested, abused and threatened her at Wankhede stadium on May 30 following which she filed a police complaint on June 12 almost two weeks later at the Marine Drive police station. The reason for delay in filing the complaint was because the actor was out of town. Apparently the actor had given a written complaint on the day of the match and an official FIR was registered only this Thursday. 

While the Maharashtra state women’s commission has demanded action against Ness Wadia. The Mumbai police have not yet made any arrests. Wadia will be tried 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), according to the cops.

Mumbai Police commissioner Rakesh Maria commented on this episode and said, “We are trying to collect evidence like the statements of those involved and CCTV footage”.

(With agency inputs)