Today, Bombay High Court canceled a 2014 molestation case, which was lodged by Actress Preity Zinta against Industrialist Ness Wadia, reports source. The court decides to cancel the case two-days after it had ordered the actress to consider “finishing off” the case.
Industrialist Wadia had lodged a plea seeking the case to be closed.
Advocated of Ms. Zinta told the Bombay High court that the actress is willing to settle down the issue if Industrialist Wadia if he is ready to apologize. However, the advocate further told that she did not demand a written apology.
However, Mr. Wadia’s advocated Abad Ponda said that his client is not ready to apologize.
Justice bench had suggested both the parties to settle down the matter.
Justice Ranjit More said that “Just finish it off now.”
On May 30, 2014, the incident of molestation had taken place at the Wankhede Stadium during an IPL match. At that time, Ness Wadia and Preity Zinta were co-owners of 2014 molestation case.
According to Preity Zinta, Industrialist Wadia purposely abused the team staff over ticket distribution of the match, when she was asked to calm down as their co-owned team was winning.
However, Mr. Wadia has abused and molested her by grabbing her arms, accused Preity Zinta.
On June 13, 2014, Ms. Zinta had registered a police complaint against industrialist Wadia under IPC sections 509 (using word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman), 504 (intentional insult) and 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty).
In this year February, Police has registered a charge sheet over the molestation case against Ness Wadia.
Later, Mr. Wadia has approached to High Court, a plea to cancel the case filed against him by Ms. Zinta.
In the petition, Ms. Wadia claims that the case arose out of ‘personal vengeance’ and incident, which Ms. Zinta termed as molestation was a mere ‘misunderstanding’.