IPL 2012: Royal Challengers Bangalore player Luke Pomersbach to appear in Delhi Court

Luke Pomersbach is alleged to have molested Zohail Hameed, at the ITC Maurya hotel in New Delhi AFP

By CricketCountry Staff

New Delhi: May 19, 2012

Royal Challengers Bangalore and Australian player Luke Pomersbach who was arrested on Friday for allegedly molesting an American woman will be produced before the Delhi Court on Saturday.

On Friday Pomersbach was produced before Metropolitan Magistrate Sudesh Kumar. But the case was later transferred to Mahila Court as it was a case of molestation.

Pomersbach was released on interim bail till Saturday on a personal bond of Rs.20,000. He had fainted in court as the hearing began but was quickly revived.

The Court had directed the Delhi Police to secure the CCTV footage along with the medical report of Peerzada (the partner of the female victim) while granting bail.

The victim while narrating the incident said, “He (Peerzada) just tried to save me and that s how he got hurt.” She has also informed the court that she has been threatened by various people to take back the case and seeked protection.

Luke Pomersbach is alleged to have molested Zohail Hameed, at the ITC Maurya hotel in New Delhi. Her fiance Sahil Peerzad was beaten up by the player when he tried to stop him. He was later admitted to Primus Hospital in the diplomatic area of the national capital, police said.

Pomersbach has however rubbished the allegations. “(I am) shocked to be in this position. I can’t believe this is happening and I’m really disappointed when people make things up,” Pomersbach was quoted as saying by The Weekend Australian newspaper.

“The guard was posted at the 16th floor of the hotel and had met Pomersbach in the elevator. When Pomersbach told him that he had to go to the 16th floor, the guard Vikas Yadav accompanied him. He saw Pomersbach knocking at the door of the woman and hurling abuses at her,” a police officer said.

The Australian High Commission sent a diplomat to meet the cricketer and was also in touch with Delhi Police to provide legal assistance to Pomersbach.