Preity reaches Wankhede stadium, police records her statement

Preity reaches Wankhede stadium, police records her statement

Mumbai: Bollywood actress and IPL team Kings XVI Punjab co-owner Preity Zinta reached Wankhede stadium in Mumbai to record her supplementary statement in connection with her complaint against her former boyfriend Ness Wadia. Preity, who was away in the US, returned on Sunday and has avoided the media so far.

According to the sources, the process of recording her statement could be spread over two days.

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. The police have, so far, recorded statements of eight people in the case.

Investigators also want to find out from the 39-year-old actress which was the exact spot where the alleged incident took place at the South Mumbai stadium and who all were around at the time. 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’s statement will form the basis of further probe in the case, the officer said. “We want to know where she was sitting and who were these ‘everyone’ she was referring to,” he added. “We will decide on the next course of action once Preity’s statement is recorded,” the officer said.

Investigators have indicated that Wadia would be called for questioning only after Preity’s statement is recorded. 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.

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