Bengaluru Deputy Commissioner Police says the 32-year-old will be released soon as it was a bailable offence
Indian leg-spinner Amit Mishra was arrested by police on Tuesday for allegedly assaulting a lady friend in Bangalore, Express News reported.
According to the Indian media reports, the cricketers was interrogated for three long hours before taking him into custody.
Indian cricketer Amit Mishra issued notice for ‘assaulting’ woman
However, the Bengaluru Deputy Commissioner Police Sandeep Patil said that the 32-year-old will be released soon as it was a bailable offence.
Last week, Indian police had issued a notice to Mishra after a woman registered a complaint of physical assault against him.
The woman has alleged she was assaulted by Mishra when she went to meet him in a hotel room on September 25.
Two days later, she filed the case against the cricketer at Ashok Nagar police station in Bangalore.
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“We have collected the CCTV footage and have also spoken to employees at the hotel,” said DCP Sandeep Patil.
“We have issued a notice to Amit Mishra asking him to appear before us so we can take his statements. We have given him a week’s time to do so.”
Mishra was in Banglore in September for the training camp before the South Africa series.
Earlier, Bangladesh national cricketer Shahadat Hossain was suspended from all forms of the game by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) as police probe allegations that he and his wife beat their 11-year-old maid.
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“The allegations against Shahadat Hossain have tarnished our image,” BCB spokesman Jalal Yunus told AFP.
“We’ve therefore decided to temporarily suspend him from all sorts of cricket being organised by the Bangladesh Cricket Board,” said Yunus.
Updates to follow on Amit Mishra’s case…