Preity Zinta had accused Ness Wadia of molestation and criminal intimidation. (File)
The Bombay High Court on Wednesday quashed a molestation case filed by actor Preity Zinta against industrialist Ness Wadia during an Indian Premier League (IPL) match in 2014. A division bench of Justice Ranjit More and Justice Bharati H Dangre, which was hearing a petition filed by Wadia seeking quashing of the FIR, had asked Zinta and the industrialist to appear before the court on Wednesday for the verdict.
In its previous hearing, the HC had directed Zinta to file a reply to the petition filed by Wadia. Zinta, however, did not file a reply. Zinta had accused Wadia of molestation and criminal intimidation at Wankhede Stadium on May 30, 2014, during an Indian Premier League (IPL) match and lodged an FIR at the Marine Drive police station. The two are co-owners of Kings XI Punjab IPL team.
However, the chargesheet against Wadia in the case was filed four years later this year in February 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.