BCCI secretary is ‘hearsay witness’: Cops

Statement by secretary of BCCI in connection with complaint filed by Preity Zinta recorded by Marine Drive police.

| Mumbai | Updated: June 22, 2014 12:54:30 am
Preity Zinta, Ness Wadia. Source: File Preity Zinta, Ness Wadia. Source: File

The Marine Drive police on Saturday recorded the statement of Sanjay Patel, secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), in connection with the complaint filed by actor Preity Zinta against her former boyfriend Ness Wadia earlier this month.

Police sources said Patel was a ‘hearsay witness’, one who is not an eyewitness, but has knowledge of the offence in question through hearsay. Patel was interrogated by the police regarding the alleged spat between Zinta and Wadia.

“Patel said in his statement that he went over to have a casual conversation with Zinta after the Kings XI Punjab versus Chennai Superkings match, and during the conversation Zinta told him that Wadia had accosted her during an argument,” said a senior police officer.

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