IPL molestation: Luke Pomersbach, Zohal Hamid 'kiss and make up'
- May 25, 2012, 13:45 PM IST
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday quashed the FIR against the Royal Challengers Bangalore player Luke Pomersbach for allegedly molesting the American woman and aspiring Bollywood actress Zohal Hamid.
The HC's move came during the hearing of petition filed by Zohal seeking quashing of FIR against the Royal Challengers Bangalore player Luke Pomersbach.
Passport of Luke, according to reports, was given back to him.
"Sidharth (Mallya) ne maafi maanga, Luke ne maafi maanga, we all have a long life ahead of us," said Zohal after coming out of the court.
Hamid's lawyers had on Thursday filed a petition in the High Court to withdraw the case against Australian player Pomersbach, who was arrested last Friday and later granted bail.
The filing of petition by Zohal's lawyer came as a much-needed relief for both Luke and RCB director Sidhartha Mallya.
The lawyer had reportedly informed the cops about Zohal moving the court for quashing the case.
Zohal is also expected to drop the legal proceedings against RCB director Sidhartha Mallya for casting aspersions on her character through tweets after she complained to police about molestation by the cricketer.
Mallya on Wednesday night had expressed his pleasure over the patch-up between the two parties. In a late night Tweet Sidhartha Mallya said: "So glad that all charges have been dropped and Luke can return down under A FREE MAN! (sic)"
However, Sidhartha clarified that the 'patch-up' between the two parties was not financial in any form. "Oh and btw, I know ppl can be cynical, so just so u know, the settlement wasn't financial in any way! (sic)," Mallya wrote on Twitter.
The first indication to this out of court settlement came on Wednesday when Sahil's brother Feroz claimed they did not want to pursue the case.
Royal Challengers player Luke Pomersbach was arrested last Friday after American national Zohal Hamid 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.
Defending his team player, Sidhartha on Friday took to Twitter saying: "The girl who is accusing Luke is saying he hit her 'fiance'...what a load of f****** s***. She was all over me last night and asked for me bbm pin, so if he was her fiance she wasn't exactly behaving like a future wife."
Zohal had filed a defamation case after approaching the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) complaining about Siddharth's tweets.
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