Mumbai: Mumbai Police on Thursday recorded statements of the witnesses named by Preity Zinta in connection with her complaint against Ness Wadia. Jay Kanojia, a Mumbai businessman and one of the witnesses in the case, told police that he saw Ness Wadia grabbing the actress’s arm but could not hear their conversation.
Police is yet to get in touch with Jean, the American national named as a witness. Zinta’s guests Parul Khanna and Shailesh Gupta have also been asked to record their statements.
Preity has accused Wadia of abusing and threatening her during an IPL match between Kings XVI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings at the Wankhede stadium on May 30.
In her written complaint to police, Preity had claimed, “I left for my seat, but he (Ness) came up to me at my seat and started screaming and abusing me in front of everyone.”
Preity had filed a police complaint on June 12 alleging that Wadia outraged her modesty at the stadium on May 30 during an IPL match, a charge dubbed as “false and baseless” by him.
Preity and Wadia ended their five-year-old relationship a few years back but continued to share business interests.