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India spinner Amit Mishra was released on bail after he was arrested in connection with the assault case filed against him by a woman on October 20.
Mishra, who was told to report to police within seven days, was charged with sexual harassment, criminal intimidation and causing injury, among other offences, which fall under different sections of the Indian Penal Code.
“It is a bailable offence. A chargesheet will be prepared and submitted in the court,” Bangalore’s Deputy Commissioner of Police, central division, Sandeep Patil, said.
Patil added that Mishra had been interrogated for two hours before being released on bail.
Last week, a woman who claimed to know Mishra, pressed charges against the leg-spinner after he allegedly attacked her during an Indian team training camp at the end of last month.
Until everything becomes more clear, Mishra will keep his place in the Test squad for the upcoming four-Test series against South Africa, which starts on November 5 in Mohali.
While the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have yet to comment on the matter, Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Rajeev Shukla said: “We are trying to find out the details of the case. The moment we get details, we will look into it. We will find out whether (Mishra) is responsible for the crime or not. When we get the exact details, then only will a decision be made.”
Shukla also made it clear that Mishra will continue to be eligible for selection until the BCCI decides what course of action to take.
“The question (of eligibility) arises only when BCCI takes a decision,” he said.