Amit Mishra Arrested on Charges of Assaulting Woman
Indian cricketer Amit Mishra was arrested by Bangalore police on Tuesday on charges of assaulting a woman friend during a national camp in the Garden City in September.
Mishra, who responded to police summons, was later released on bail. He was interrogated for three hours. The fifth and final ODI was played in Mumbai on Sunday. India lost the series 3-2.
Mishra was charged with assaulting a woman friend in hotel room when Indian players had gathered in Bangalore for a preparatory camp ahead of the series against South Africa. Leg-spinner Mishra picked up four wickets in four matches.
Mishra was booked under the Indian Penal Code sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and 328 (causing hurt with intent to commit an offence).
The complaint was registered during the last week of September when Mishra. The woman, who is reportedly a friend of the cricketer, alleged Mishra assaulted her in his hotel room with a kettle and even abused her.
“We questioned him for two to two-and-half hours today and then he was arrested,” Sandeep Patil, Bengaluru’s deputy commissioner of police, central division, told Reuters.
“He was later granted bail as it’s a bailable offence. We will have to gather more evidence now before we file the chargesheet against him.”
Patil said there was no restriction on Mishra playing for India and it was up to the Indian cricket board (BCCI) to decide if they want to include him in the team.