A Chandigarh court on Saturday issued arrest warrants against IPL franchise Kings XI Punjab co-owners actress Preity Zinta and industrialists Ness Wadia and Mohit Burman for failing to appear before it on a complaint accusing them of not filing its balance sheets and annual returns. However, actress Preity Zinta has denied media reports that bailable arrest warrant was issued against her for failing to appear before a court.
Preity posts on her Twitter account, "No summons had been served on me by d CJM Chandigarh wid regards to appearing in any court case against me today. I have since learnt that no arrest warrants have been issued in my name. My legal team is looking further into the matter (sic)".
Agencies earlier today reported that a case against the Kings XI Punjab owners was filed by the Registrar of Companies (ROC) office in April, accusing them of not submitting their balance sheet and returns.The reports also said that arrest warrants were issued by Chief Judicial Magistrate J.S. Sidhu after the three owners failed to appear before the court in a case against them and that the court has fixed Oct 4 as the next date of hearing in this matter.
Preity Zinta is upset with the reports and is considering a legal action against media organisations who published the news.
She wrote on her Twitter page, "We will take legal action against all channels & publications 4 deliberately damaging my reputation! I expect d news 2 b pulled off asap. Request to the media ! Pls verify news before printing that Arrest warrents issued for me in court! (sic)".
The actress goes on to add, "An apology! Sad the news in India is become a joke and idle gossip instead of facts! This is my official statement! Thank you."