About three years ago, bollywood actress Preity Zinta had filed a case of molestation and verbal abuse against businessman Ness Wadia.
Now, a chargesheet has been filed against Ness and he was granted bail on the surety of Rs 20000.
According to reports, Wadia, who owns the Indian Premier League (IPL) team Kings XI Punjab along with Zinta, has been charged under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 354 (assault or criminal force against 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 woman).
Yesterday, the police submitted a 200 page chargesheet. Wadia was present at the hearing and was granted bail later.
Preity had filed a complaint against Ness alleging that during an IPL match between Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings on May 30, 2014, he assaulted her.
Preity and Ness were in a relationship for five years and the complaint alleged that he continues to harass her.
According to reports, Zinta’s complaint said that Wadia had abused the team staff over ticket distribution when he saw Zinta was seated in the Garware Pavilion. She further said she changed her seat and sat next to a friend in another enclosure, but Wadia abused her again on the ground in front of her team members.
Gene Goodenough, who married Preity in 2016 also supported the claims made by the actress stating he had intervened when Wadia abused Zinta.