Mumbai: Marine Drive police in Mumbai on Tuesday filed a 200-page charge sheet against Indian businessman Ness Wadia for molesting and abusing Bollywood actress Preity Zinta, more than three years after she filed a police complaint.
Zinta and Wadia were in a relationship for five years.
According to reports, Wadia, who owns the Indian Premier League (IPL) team Kings XI Punjab along with Zinta, has been charged under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 354 (assault or criminal force against woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace), 506 (criminal intimidation), and 509 (word, gesture, or act intended to insult the modesty of woman).
Wadia was present at the court of the chief metropolitan magistrate, where the charge sheet was submitted, the Pune Mirror reported.
The businessman has been granted bail on the personal surety of Rs 20,000.
According to Zinta's complaint, the alleged assault took place at Wankhede Stadium during an IPL match between Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings on May 30, 2014.
Gene Goodenough, who Preity married in 2016, is one of the witnesses and had stated that he intervened during the incident in a statement to the police, claimed the report.