Preity Zinta case: Threat call to Nusli Wadia allegedly came from Iran

FP Staff

Jun 19, 2014 15:56:56 IST

A day after Nusli Wadia allegedly received phone calls and a text message from a mafia kingpin Ravi Pujari threatening him, reports claimed that the call had been traced to Iran.

According to a Zee News report, the call has been traced to Iran, and the anti-extortion cell is investigating the matter.

Ness Wadia's father and top industrialist Nusli Wadia alleged he had received threat calls from the underworld don based abroad. According to reports, the calls were made from five to six different numbers on Monday evening. A text message was also sent after the calls.

Preity Zinta case: Threat call to Nusli Wadia allegedly came from Iran

Nusli Wadia. Agencies

No extortion demands have been made, said the police. Nusli Wadia has alleged that a don warned Wadia to "back off or business will be targeted."

The complaints by Wadia come amid a furore over an FIR filed by actress Preity Zinta against his son, Ness Wadia, saying that he had abused her in public and 'outraged her modesty' and slandered her reputation. Preity had made the complaint in relation to an incident inside Mumbai's Wankhede stadium during an IPL match between Kings XI Punjab and the Chennai Super Kings.

In her complaint letter to the Mumbai police, Preity had alleged her ex-boyfriend Ness Wadia molested her on numerous occasions and she had even sent him an email asking him not to degrade her in this way. In response, Ness had issued a statement saying, "I am shocked at the complaint and the allegations made against me and they were totally false and baseless."

Updated Date: Jun 19, 2014 15:56:56 IST