In a bid to gather witnesses in the Preity Zinta-Ness Wadia molestation case, the Marine Drive police will soon be writing a letter and e-mail to Kings XL Punjab's (KXIP) chief operating officer Fraser Castellino.
KXIP team management had apparently distributed 50 tickets to people close Zinta and Wadia and a few others at Garware Pavilion. The police believe that some of these people could have witnessed the alleged verbal abuse and can be witnesses in the case, sources said on Monday.
"We will write a letter to Castellino as we want to know who were the people sitting around Preity. Castellino might be able to provide us a list of names of all those who were present there that day. We expect that some of these people might have seen something when an argument broke out between Preity and Ness," said an officer.
Sources said Preity had also alleged that Ness had abused and insulted her on the ground on May 30. "It has been learnt that Preity had informed IPL commissioner Sundar Raman about Ness's alleged misbehaviour and had warned that she would approach the police in this regard. However, Raman then was said to have told Preity to cool down. We are likely to record his statement on Wednesday," the officer said.
The police had contacted two witnesses after the complaint was lodged. While one is likely to record his statement on Tuesday, the other is abroad.
"The investigating officer has been asked to carry out the investigation thoroughly," said additional commissioner of police, south region, Krishna Prakash.