Indian cricketer Amit Mishra has been released on bail after being arrested earlier this afternoon in Bengaluru for sexually assaulting a woman in the city last month during the Indian cricket team's training camp.
The bail came after a three-hour long interrogation at the Cubbon Park police station in the city.
"Enquiry with regard to the assault complaint was done. Mishra was questioned for 3 hours from 11am following which he was arrested and released on bail as it is a bailable offence," Sandeep Patil, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Central Division, Bengaluru, was quoted by the Times of India.
An FIR was lodged against Mishra based on a complaint by the woman - whose name reportedly is Vandana Jain - at the Ashok Nagar Police station on 27 September.
The woman alleged that she had a fight with the cricketer on 25 September and it was then that Mishra allegedly assaulted her.
This happened during the Indian cricket team's camp in Bengaluru city between 21 and 27 September. Mishra was summoned to appear in person within 7 days and give his statement to the police.
"On a complaint from the woman, Mishra had been booked under Indian Penal Code sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and 328 (causing hurt with intent to commit an offence)," Patil had confirmed to the PTI last week.
FLASH: Cricketer Amit Mishra released after being arrested in assault case in Bengaluru.— ANI (@ANI_news) October 27, 2015
Will be releasing him on bail, as it is a bailable offence: Bengaluru DCP Sandeep Patil— ANI (@ANI_news) October 27, 2015