Molestation case: Sidhartha Mallya in trouble

Last Updated: May 19, 2012, 11:58 AM IST

Zeenews Sports Bureau

New Delhi/Bangalore: The victim in the molestation case involving Royal Challengers Bangalore player Luke Pomersbach has served a legal notice to team director Sidhartha Mallya.

US national Zohal Hameed has complained to police that Pomersbach had molested her and beaten her fiancé at a five-star hotel in Delhi on Thursday night. Following the complaint, the player was arrested but released on a day’s bail later.

Defending the player, Mallya had questioned the victim’s character.

Hameed has sent a legal notice to Mallya seeking unconditional apology for his remarks made on Twitter.

Meanwhile, the victim today met Delhi Commission for Women chief Barkha Singh and complained about Mallya’s indecent comments on her.

Delhi Commission for Women head Barkha Singh has meanwhile said that Mallya should apologise for his remarks.

Also today, Luke Pomersbach will again appear in a Delhi court.

The court will decide whether the Australian player’s bail should be extended or he should be sent to police custody.

The Australian cricketer, arrested on charges of molesting an American woman in a hotel Thursday night, was on Friday granted interim bail for a day by the Delhi court.

Pomersbach, who has had a history of brawls and brush with police in his country, and accused of outraging the modesty of a woman here Thursday night after a post-match party, was granted relief by Metropolitan Magistrate Navita Kumari Bagha.

The magistrate directed the Delhi Police to bring the CCTV footage from the hotel on Saturday along with the medical records showing the nature of injury caused to the woman`s fiance Sahil, who is admitted in ICU in a private hospital here after being allegedly beaten by Pomersbach.