IPL Thunder: Luke Pomersbach in a molestation case

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Row after row after row in the 5th edition of IPL. In news for worst reasons. After spot fixing, Shahrukh Khan issue here’s another one.

Now an Australian player of IPL team Royal Challengers Bangalore was arrested for allegedly molesting a US national on Thursday night. Luke Pomersbach was arrested under sections 354 (assault or criminal force on woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 454 (lurking house trespass) and 511 (punishment for attempting to commit offences punishable with imprisonment for life or other imprisonment) of the Indian Penal Code.

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According to police, the victim, who was staying at Hotel Maurya, was molested by Pomersbach when they were partying in her room. When her fiance Sahil Pirzada (32) intervened he too was boxed by Luke, said cops. A case was registered at the Chanakyapuri police station and both the victim and Sahil were rushed to Primus Hospital on Friday morning.

Although, he got bail a day after even as a determined Zohal opened a new front in her battle for justice, slapping a legal notice on Bangalore IPL team director Siddharth Mallya for defaming her. Siddharth is team owner Vijay Mallya’s son.

In her notice, Zohal demanded an unconditional apology within 24 hours for his derogatory comments against her on a social networking site. Her lawyer said the notice was faxed to Siddharth on Friday night. “What he said was completely untrue and very hurtful. I’ll take legal action against him, if he does not apologize,” a livid Zohal said on Saturday. Mallya had tweeted on Friday: “She (Zohal) was all over me last night and asked for my BBM pin, so if he was her fiance she wasn’t exactly behaving like a future wife.”

Zohal also submitted a written complaint to the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Saturday. “I’ve received a complaint and we’ll take it up on Monday,” DCW chairperson Barkha Singh said.

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