A Delhi court on Saturday granted bail to Australian cricketer Luke Pomersbach, who was arrested on Friday on molestation charges by an Indian-American woman.
The Patiala House court granted bail to Pomersbach, the Royal Challengers Bangalore player, against a surety of Rs 30,000 and asked him to surrender his passport, which means the Australian will not be able to leave India before he comes out clean in the case.
The decision was declared after examining the CCTV footage of the five-star hotel where the incident happened after a post-IPL party Thursday night.
The court had directed the Delhi Metropolitan police to submit footage from security cameras of the hotel and medical report of the woman's fiancé.
The victim, Zohal Hamid, accused him of misbehaving with her and beating up her fiancé, who was an invitee at the IPL party at the Maurya Sheraton Hotel in Delhi during the party.
However, the 27-year-old cricketer, who was released on interim bail hours after being arrested Friday, has denied the charges.
A case has been registered against him under various sections of the IPC, including section 354 (outraging modesty of woman), 323 (hurt), 454 (lurking house trespass) and 511 (Punishment for attempting to commit offences punishable with imprisonment for life or other imprisonment).
In her statement, the woman said that Pomersbach had invited himself for some drinks with them and some common friends from Mumbai in their room.
After some time, the women left her friends to catch some sleep but the Australian followed her and misbehaved with her. When the women's fiancé intervened, Pomersbach allegedly beat him up as well, landing him in hospital.
The woman also claimed that there was tremendous pressure on her to withdraw the case.
(With inputs from IBNS)