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Ness Wadia locked me up, manhandled me: Preity

PTI  Mumbai, July 22, 2014
First Published: 21:56 IST(22/7/2014) | Last Updated: 14:01 IST(23/7/2014)

Bollywood actor Preity Zinta, who has accused industrialist Ness Wadia of molestation, has said her former boyfriend had thrown burning cigarettes at her and locked her up in a room even before the May 30 incident at Wankhede Stadium after which she filed a police complaint.

"Ness's behaviour towards me is getting more and more aggressive and violent over a period of time. From throwing burning cigarettes at my face to locking me up in rooms and manhandling me, I have seen it all with him," she said in a letter to Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria.

She had submitted a letter to Maria on June 30 when she met him to seek permission to go abroad.

"I (Zinta) just want him (Wadia) to be kept away from me so I can live in peace, otherwise one unfortunate day, in a fit of rage, he will kill me and that really scares me," she said in the letter, according to a police officer privy to the probe.

Read: I genuinely think he (Ness) will harm me directly or indirectly, says Preity Zinta

"I had no intention to harm him (Wadia) in anyway by lodging a police complaint, but I had no option left but to come to the police department for my safety. I am genuinely paranoid that he will try to harm me directly or indirectly in the future," she said.

In her complaint to the police on June 12, Zinta had accused wadia of molesting, abusing and threatening her during an IPL match between Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings on May 30 at Wankhede Stadium. The two are co-owners of IPL team Kings XI Punjab.

Read: Preity Zinta gives police photos of bruised hand to back assault claim

"I had no intention to harm him (Wadia) in anyway by lodging a police complaint, but I had no option left but to come to the police department for my safety. I am genuinely paranoid that he will try to harm me directly or indirectly in the future," she said.

Wadia had dismissed the charge as "false".

No Wadia group representative was available for comments on fresh allegations made by Zinta against the industrialist in her letter to the police.

Read: Another witness testifies in Preity case, corroborates her charges

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