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Indian cricketer Amit Mishra has been summoned by the Bengaluru police for an alleged incident of assaulting a woman in September and a FIR has been lodged against him.
A complaint was registered against the right-arm, leg-break bowler at the Ashok Nagar Police station in the city on 27 September, and according to the Times of India, 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 September 21 and 27.
Mishra has been summoned to appear in person within 7 days and give his statement on the matter to the police.
Meanwhile, Sandeep Patil, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Central Division, Bengaluru, confirmed that the copy of the FIR has been sent to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
"We have shot off a notice, summoning India cricketer Amit Mishra for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman in the city last month," deputy commissioner of police, central, Sandeep Patil told PTI. "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), he said.
"The incident took place about a month ago and we have been investigating the case since then. We have already collected CCTV footage and have also spoken to employees at the hotel. We have issued a notice to Amit Mishra asking him to appear before us so we can take his statements as well. We have given him a week's time to do so," Patil said to the TOI.
Mishra is currently part of the Indian team that is playing the 5-match ODI series against South Africa. The 4th ODI will be played in Chennai on 22 October (Thursday), while the final game is in Mumbai on 25 October (Sunday).