Industrialist Ness Wadia wrote to the Marine Drive police station on Wednesday, naming nine individuals who are said to have witnessed the alleged incidents of molestation and verbal abuse involving actor Preity Zinta at Wankhede stadium on May 30.
A senior police officer said that a single page letter signed by Wadia and addressed to the investigating officer at Marine Drive police station was delivered by a Wadia Group representative on Wednesday afternoon.
It states, “We are hereby providing a list of persons who were present at the Kings Eleven vs Chennai Super kings match at Wankhede stadium on 30th May, 2014. We believe these persons who were present would be able to provide independent and truthful facts about the events that took place at the stadium on that evening, with regard to the false complaint filed by Preity Zinta against me.”
The officer said that the police would communicate to the individuals named and ask them to record statements. Ravindra Shisve, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Zone I, confirmed that the letter had been received. “We will examine its relevance in our investigation,” he said.