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Preity Zinta to record statement soon..

Preity Zinta

By HT

Preity Zinta will be back in India to record a supplementary statement over her molestation complaint within a week, Mumbai Police commissioner Rakesh Maria said on Wednesday after being contacted by the Bollywood actor's lawyer.

Giving details of their investigation into Zinta's harassment complaint against her former boyfriend and IPL franchise Kings XI Punjab co-owner Ness Wadia, Maria said the police had asked for CCTV footage from five of the 220 cameras of the BCCI in the Wankhede Stadium.

The 39-year-old actor had filed a police complaint on Thursday night alleging that she was manhandled by Wadia (44) inside the stadium on May 30 when an IPL match was being played between Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings.

"We are looking at the footage provided to us by the BCCI. We have also asked Sony, the official broadcaster of the IPL match, for footage from their 19 cameras," Maria said.

"We have asked Preity Zinta for supplementary details of location and names of witnesses as she did not mention any person in her initial complaint," the police commissioner added.

Maria also spoke about a police complaint by the Wadia Group that claims they received threatening calls and a text message from an underworld don warning that their "business will be in trouble" if Zinta was harassed.

"On June 16, Ness Wadia's office supposedly received a threatening call. Two of their Pas (personal assistants) also received calls. We are handing over the probe in that case to the anti-extortion crime branch. The registration of offence will be done today."

"They also received an SMS from an Iran-based number. We are trying ascertain the identity of the caller. The complaint by the Wadias said the sender was Ravi Pujari"

The Marine Drive police are probing the case filed under various sections of IPC on the basis of the written complaint by Zinta.

Zinta and Wadia had ended their relationship a few years ago, but continued to co-own IPL team Kings XI Punjab along with some others.