Indian spinner Amit Mishra was today arrested in Bengaluru following assault charges against him. He has since been released on bail.
The cricketer who was a part of the Indian squad during the recently concluded ODI series against South Africa was questioned for two and a half hours before by the Bengaluru Police.Vandana, a Mumbai-based film producer in Bengaluru filed the FIR against him on 27 September following which he was asked to appear before the investigating officer within a week.
After the incident came to public light, she said she had withdrawn the complaint in principle but had not done so officially.
"I am waiting for Mishra to appear in the police station. We both will amicably withdraw the case. We were friends. We fought, and continue to remain friends hereafter," Vandana had said earlier.
Mishra has been 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), for threatening and intimidating the woman in question with a kettle. The incident is said to have taken place at a five star hotel in Bengaluru.
If convicted, Mishra may face up to seven years in prison. As things stand, he is still in the squad for India's first two test matches against South Africa. The first test will commence from November 5 in Mohali.