Complainant to withdraw physical assault case against Amit Mishra

  • PTI, Bengaluru
  • Updated: Oct 22, 2015 17:29 IST
Amit Mishra met the woman who had accused him of assault during the preparatory camp in Bengaluru. The woman has decided to withdraw the case. (PTI Photo)

In a relief for Indian legspinner Amit Mishra, the woman who had filed a police complaint against him for alleged physical assault has decided to withdraw the case.

“Two days after lodging the complaint, I approached the police station and told them that I have in principle decided to withdraw the case,” the complainant told PTI in Bengaluru on Thursday. “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 here after,” she said.

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Mishra was in Bengaluru last month for India’s pre-tour training camp for the series against South Africa 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).

She clarified that that she has not taken the step under pressure.

“There was no pressure from any quarters, including the BCCI. I am surprised how the media picked up the case, which I have decided to withdraw,” she said.

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