Preity Zinta who had filed a molestation case against industrialist Ness Wadia back in 2014, was told by The Bombay High Court on Monday, to resolve the matter.
Reported on New Indian Express, the bench of justices comprised of Ranjit More and Bharti Dangre, who suggested that the case should be quashed. The only way the case was going to close was if Zinta received an apology from Wadia. The advocate for the ‘Veer Zaara’ (2004) actress, said that they were not requesting a written apology, but Abda Ponda who was representing Wadia said that he was not ready to apologise.
“We want to bury the hatchet, but my client(Wadia) is not ready to apologise. The complainant (Zinta) wants to extract an apology and get media attention,” said Ponda.
In response More asked both parties to “Just finish it off now,” and has requested both Zinta and Wadia appear in court on the 9th October, when the next hearing will take place.
Zinta and Wadia are co-owners of the Kings XI Punjab IPL team. It was reported that the alleged inicident took place on the 30th May 2014 during an IPL match.
Zinta claimed that Wadia was allegedly abusing the team staff over ticket distribution, when she asked him to calm down as their team was winning. He, however, abused and molested her by grabbing her arm, the actor had alleged.
Zinta had lodged an FIR against Wadia on 13th June 2014 under IPC sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 504 (intentional insult),506 (criminal intimidation) and 509 (using word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman).
Wadia received a charge sheet from the police in February this year. He has maintained that this case was out of “Personal vengeance” and that this was a “misunderstanding”.