Preity Zinta and Ness Wadia
The Bombay High Court on Wednesday cancelled a molestation case filed against businessman Ness Wadia in 2014 by actor Preity Zinta. Preity Zinta and Ness Wadia had appeared in the Bombay High Court on Wednesday.
In the last hearing of the case, the court had suggested that both the parties resolve the issue in their personal capacity.
The actress had filed the police complaint alleging that she was molested by Wadia inside the Wankhede Stadium on May 30, 2014, when an IPL match between KingsXI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings was played.
Zinta gave a written complaint following which an FIR was registered against Wadia under IPC sections 354 (Assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 504 (Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), 506 (Punishment for criminal intimidation) and 509 (Word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman), police sources added.
Earlier, Zinta's advocate told the Bombay High Court that the actor was willing to settle the matter if Wadia was ready to apologise. The lawyer said they were not insisting on a written apology.
Wadia's counsel Abad Ponda, however, said the industrialist was not ready to apologise.