A non-cognisable (NC) offence has been registered against industrialist Ness Wadia for allegedly abusing and assaulting his driver, police said on Thursday.
According to the complainant, Ness had asked him (driver) to cover the distance between Parel in Central Mumbai to Fort in South Mumbai within ten minutes last evening, a senior officer said.
The distance is tentatively 24 kms. The complainant stated that as he could not cover the distance within ten minutes as directed, Wadia abused him and also beat him up.
The driver, whose name is withheld by police, approached MRA Marg police station today and lodged a complaint against Wadia.
The officer said that police have registered a non-cognisable offence against Wadia and are investigating further.
Wadia Group could not be reached for comment immediately.