Mumbai – India leg-spinner Amit Mishra was
arrested by police and then released on bail in Bengaluru on Tuesday in
connection with a complaint of assault filed by a woman.
The 32-year-old featured in four of the
five one-day internationals against South Africa that concluded on Sunday and
is also part of the squad for the first two tests of a four-match series
against the same opponents starting next month.
The complaint was registered during the
last week of September when Mishra was with the Indian team in Bengaluru for a
training camp ahead of the series against South Africa.
The woman, who is reportedly a friend of
the cricketer, alleged Mishra assaulted her in his hotel room.
“We questioned him for two to
two-and-half hours today and then he was arrested,” Sandeep Patil,
Bengaluru’s deputy commissioner of police, central division said.
“He was later granted bail as it’s a
“We will have to gather more evidence
now before we file the charge sheet against him.”
Patil said there was no restriction on
Mishra playing for India and it was up to the Indian cricket board (BCCI) to
decide if they want to include him in the team.
Calls and messages to Mishra, who has
played 16 Tests and 31 ODIs for India, went unanswered while the BCCI was yet
to make any comment on the incident.
The first Test between India and South
Africa will be played in the Northern Indian city of Mohali from November 5.