The woman might consider reaching a compromise and take back the case only if Mishra met her personally

Arrested and given bail Can Amit Mishra travel out of countryBy Sarayu Srinivasan
news Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 16:10

Indian cricketer Amit Mishra, who was in Bengaluru on Tuesday, was given bail by Ashoka Nagar police in Bengaluru  after being  arrested for a few hours in connection with a complaint of assault filed by a woman. However, the police are unsure whether the cricketer will be allowed to travel abroad.

Thirty-two-year-old Mishra is currently representing the country in the India-South Africa PayTM series.

According to DCP Central Sandeep Patil: “Since this is a bailable offence, Mishra has been granted bail with a bond. With respect to his traveling abroad, he needs to seek the court’s permission."

“The case has been moved to the court. He needs to cooperate with the investigation. The court will further decide the course of action.  We will be submitting the investigation report in a couple of days,” Patil said.

“The complainant has not gotten in touch with us regarding any withdrawal of case. Based on her complaint in September, we have taken action,” he said.

Amit Mishra was arrested under sections 354 (Assault or criminal force against woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and 325 (Punishment for voluntarily causing grievous hurt) on Tuesday morning.

A police source said that the woman, who was not present during the investigation, might consider reaching a compromise and take back the case only if Mishra met her personally.

Mishra was given a notice on October 20 by Ashoka Nagar police station after a case of assault had been filed by a 34-year-old woman, who was well known to him.

According to her complaint, on September 25, Mishra allegedly assaulted the woman after a verbal altercation in a hotel on Residency Road. He had come to Bengaluru for the conditioning camp ahead of the India-South Africa series, when the incident took place.

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