Preity Zinta withdraws molestation case against Ness Wadia
Actress Preity Zinta has withdrawn her molestation case against Ness Wadia. The beauty, who had filed a case of molestation against her ex-boyfriend and entrepreneur Ness Wadia, gave her consent to dismiss the case against Wadia after he apologised to her as well as submitted an affidavit to that effect.
The actress and the industrialist were asked by the court at an earlier hearing by Justice More to “just finish it off now”.
As per a report by Hindustan Times, Preity Zinta and Ness Wadia, along with their lawyers appeared before a division bench of justices Ranjit More and Bharti Dangre on Wednesday. The hearing of the case lasted for 15 minutes where the bench was informed by the respective lawyers of Preity and Ness that they have decided to amicably settle the matter. Hence, the FIR against Ness should be quashed. The actress too submitted an affidavit confirming her willingness.
On June 13, 2014, Preity filed a complaint against her ex-boyfriend and co-owner of the Kings XI Punjab IPL (Indian Premier League) team alleging that he molested, abused and threatened her during an IPL match.
The Mumbai Police filed a charge sheet in the case in February this year, four years after the incident took place. The charge sheet was filed under sections 354 (assault or criminal Force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the Indian Penal Code.
This year, Ness had approached the High Court to get the police case cancelled petitioning that the complaint arose out of “personal vengeance” and the incident was a “misunderstanding”.
The case against Ness has been quashed by the court.