Indian Cricketer Amit Mishra Arrested On Assault Charges, Let Out On Bail

27/10/2015 3:57 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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India's Amit Mishra stops a ball hit by Somerset's Arul Suppiah during their tour match against Somerset in Taunton, England, Friday July 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Tom Hevezi)

Indian cricketer Amit Mishra was on Tuesday arrested by the Bengaluru Police for allegedly assaulting a woman last month at his hotel room in the city. He was later released on bail after interrogation.

Mishra, who is accused of assaulting one of his women friends on September 25, was grilled for three hours by the police before being arrested, said a Zee News report.

The woman, in a complaint filed in the Ashok Nagar police station on September 27, alleged that they had an argument when she visited the hotel Mishra was staying at in Bengaluru. During the fight, the cricketer allegedly threw an electric kettle at her.

Mishra was in Bengaluru during the last week of September for the preparatory camp ahead of the South Africa series.

DCP (Central) Sandeep Patil said, "The incident took place about a month ago and we have been investigating the case since then. We have already collected CCTV footage and have also spoken to employees at the hotel."

Mishra has been released on bail, since he is charged under Indian Penal Code sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means) -- both of which are bailable offenses.

"A chargesheet will be prepared and submitted in the court," DCP Patil told Espncricinfo.

He also told Reuters that 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.

The Indian legspinner is supposed to play against South Africa in a four-match series beginning on 7 November in Mohali.

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