With CCTV footage of Wankhede Stadium’s Garware Pavilion shedding no light on the alleged molestation of Bollywood actress Preity Zinta by her former boyfriend and industrialist Ness Wadia, investigators may have to depend on witnesses to take the case forward, police said on Wednesday.
“There were 172 rotating CCTV cameras inside the Wankhede ground and five CCTVs installed at Garware pavilion. The examination of these five CCTV footages did not provide any evidence that would help us in the probe,” said a police officer privy to the probe.
“The five CCTV cameras which we thought would give some crucial leads have neither captured any argument nor any scuffle between the two,” the officer said.
Zinta had filed a police complaint on June 12 alleging that Wadia outraged her modesty at the stadium on May 30 during an IPL match between Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings. Wadia, who co-owns Kings XI Punjab with Zinta and others, has rubbished the allegations as “false and baseless”.
Meanwhile, Zinta, whose supplementary statement was recorded on Tuesday, has given a list of 14 names to the police, including that of a foreigner named Jean, as among those who were witness to the incident.
The foreign national would also be asked to record his statement, if required, police said.