New Delhi: Indian cricketer Amit Mishra was released on Tuesday after being arrested in assault case in Bengaluru.
Reports suggest that Mishra was grilled in a three-hour long interrogation session before being arrested.
Meanwhile, Bengaluru DCP Sandeep Patil stated earlier on Tuesday that Mishra will be released on bail, as it is a bailable offence. Patil added that since sections (325, 354 IPC) under which Amit Mishra was arrested are bailable in nature, he has been released on bail.
Sandeep Patil also added that the probe will continue. Mishra had been granted bail on condition that he will appear before either police or court whenever summoned.
Amit Mishra was facing criminal charges for assaulting a lady friend in Bangalore recently.
Earlier, on Thursday, sections of the media had reported that the 34-year-old film producer was to withdraw the case.
However, according to a report in the Hindu, the woman denied any such thing and wants to confront Mishra before the Ashok Nagar police.
“I won’t withdraw the complaint against Amit (Mishra). I am hurt physically, mentally and emotionally by the cricketer,” she told the newspaper.
Apparently, the leg-spinner who was in touch with her till Wednesday, is now unreachable.
“He knew I was going to the police and kept saying he will come to Bengaluru and sort out the matter. I want Amit to come in front of the police and talk to me,” she further added.
Mishra is set to appear before the police next week when the ongoing ODI series against South Africa ends, sources added.
Mishra was in Bengaluru last month for India’s pre-tour training camp when he had met the woman.
The police had asked Mishra to appear before them in a week’s time.
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).
(With Agency inputs)