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Bail granted to footballers arrested in molestation case

mumbai Updated: Jan 06, 2010 13:15 IST

Three members of Goa's leading football club Churchill Brothers were today granted bail after they were arrested in Mumbai for allegedly misbehaving with an airhostess and other cabin crew members on board a SpiceJet plane.

Nigerians Odafe Okolie (25) and Ogba Kalu (20), and goalkeeper Arindam Bhattacharya (20) were arrested last night from the Mumbai airport for allegedly pushing and teasing an airhostess of the SpiceJet flight they were travelling in.

All three were booked on charges of outraging the modesty of a woman, which is a bailable offence. They were granted bail on a personal bond of Rs 5000 each.

The team was on its way from Goa to Kolkata via Mumbai for their I-League match against Mohun Bagan on Friday. The trio were offloaded from the SpiceJet flight SG 804 after the incident was reported to the CISF.

According to officials, the three players allegedly pushed one of the female crew members and Odafe tried to misbehave with her.

Odafe, however, denied the charges and told reporters outside the police station that he was "innocent".