IPL 2012: Luke Pomersbach granted bail by Delhi court

Luke Pomersbach has been asked to submit two sureties of Rs 30,000 each Getty Images

New Delhi: May 19, 2012

A Delhi court Saturday granted bail to Australian player Luke Pomersbach of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) team who was arrested for allegedly molesting an American woman in a five-star hotel here and beating up her fiance.

Metropolitan magistrate Navita Kumari Bagha asked Pomersbach not to leave the country and asked him to surrender his passport.

The court asked Pomersbach to submit two sureties of Rs.30,000 each.

It also directed him to cooperate with the police in the investigation and not to tamper with evidence. The court dropped the charges under section 454 (lurking house trespass) of Indian Penal Code.

Pomersbach is alleged to have molested the woman at the ITC Maurya Hotel here early Friday morning and beaten her fiance Sahil Peerzada when he tried to stop the player. Delhi Police had registered a case of molestation against Pomersbach, who was later released on bail by a city court.

The woman, Zohail Hameed said Luke forcibly entered her room and tried to molest her.

A case was registered against the 27-year-old Australian player under IPC sections 354 (outraging modesty of woman), 323 (causing hurt), 454 (lurking house trespass) and 511 (attempting to commit offences punishable with imprisonment for life or other imprisonment). (IANS)