Pomersbach released on bail

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) team's Australian player Luke Pomersbach, accused of molesting an American woman and beating up her fiancé, has been granted bail on Saturday, a day after he was arrested by the Delhi Police.

Pomersbach was asked by the metropolitan magistrate Navita Kumari Bagha not to leave the country and to surrender his passport.

The court has also asked Pomersbach to submit two sureties of Rs 30,000 each and to cooperate in the investigation and desist from tampering with evidence. It dropped the charges under section 454 (lurking, house trespass) of the Indian Penal Code against him.

In the court on Saturday, the police showed CCTV footage of the hotel to Metropolitan Magistrate. On Friday, the court had asked Delhi police to submit visuals of CCTV cameras installed inside the hotel along with the medical report of Hameed's fiance and Pomersbach.

Pomersbach is alleged to have molested the woman at the ITC Maurya Hotel early Friday and beaten her fiancé Sahil Peerzada, when he tried to stop the player. Delhi police registered a case of molestation against Pomersbach. The vistim, Zuhail Hameed, said Pomersbach forcibly entered her room and tried to molest her.


Australian and Royal Challengers Bangalore cricketer Luke Pomersbach, who was relased on bail on Saturday, said that he was disappointed with the allegations against him. 'It is a sickening comment and I hope that the court will get to the bottom of the case,' Pomersbach told reporters. 'I am happy that I have been granted bail. I am relieved and have faith in Indian judiciary,' he said.
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