IPL Molestation Case: Zohal Hameed moves High Court seeking quashing of FIR against Luke Pomersbach

Updated: 24 May 2012 13:27 IST

US national Zohal Hameed on Wednesday moved the Delhi high court seeking quashing of FIR against Australian cricketer Luke Pomersbach, whom she had accused of molesting her.

IPL Molestation Case: Zohal Hameed moves High Court seeking quashing of FIR against Luke Pomersbach
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New Delhi:

US national Zohal Hameed on Wednesday moved the Delhi high court seeking quashing of FIR against Australian cricketer Luke Pomersbach, whom she had accused of molesting her. Zohal Hameed on Wednesday night decided to withdraw molestation case against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) player Pomersbach after both parties reached an out of court settlement.

She will also drop legal proceedings against RCB director Siddhartha Mallya for casting aspersions on her character through tweets after she complained to police about molestation by the cricketer.

"Yes," Rajneesh Chopra, Hameed's lawyer told PTI in a text message when asked whether the American national was withdrawing case against Pomersbach and legal proceedings against Mallya.

In a late night Tweet siddharth Mallya said, "So glad that all charges have been dropped and Luke can return down under A FREE MAN!"

"I've always been a very loyal person who stands up for friends. The tweets/comments made were unfortunate, being the product of stressful circumstances & I realise people drew meaning and connotations other than and beyond what was intended against Zohal," he tweeted.

Pomersbach was arrested last Friday after Hameed alleged he molested her and hit her fiance Sahil when he objected to the cricketer's behaviour. Pomersbach was arrested and a court granted him bail later.

The first indication to this out of court settlement came earlier on Wednesday when Sahil's brother Feroz claimed they did not want to pursue the case. Feroz said that Pomersbach should not have done what he did.

"He should have respect for women. Luke has done a blunder. He should apologise and we should also forgive and forget.

"We don't want to pursue against Luke. We have not been pressurised by anyone. No one has approached us," he said.

He also said they do not want to pursue a case against Mallya.

He also rebutted Hameed's claim that she was Sahil's fiancee.

"Whatever happened was most unfortunate. Officially I am saying, Sahil is not engaged to Zohal," he said.

Topics : Cricket Luke Pomersbach Indian Premier League 2012
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