Amit Mishra arrested in assault case, released on bail


Bengaluru: Indian spinner Amit Mishra was on Tuesday arrested in connection with an assault case lodged against him by a Mumbai-based film producer.

Mishra was taken into custody by Bengaluru police after a three-hour long interrogation session. He was, however, later granted bail.

“Following his arrest, Amit Mishra has been released. It was a bailable offence,” said Bengaluru DCP Sandeep Patil.

A police case had been filed against Mishra on the complaint of assault by a Mumbai-based film producer and he had been asked to appear for questioning, police said on Tuesday.

“We have filed an FIR (first information report) against Mishra on the basis of the complaint Vandana filed on September 27 and issued a notice asking him to appear before our investigating officer within a week,” Bengaluru Deputy Commissioner of Police Sandeep Patil told reporters.

According to the complaint, Mishra abused and assaulted Vandana with a kettle at a five-star hotel on September 25.

“We have also sent a copy of the notice to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in Mumbai, as Mishra was attending a preparation camp the board held in the city for the Indian team,” Patil said.

As Vandana had known Mishra over the last three years, she went to meet him at the hotel where he was staying during the camp.

The right-arm spinner plays for the Indian team in Tests, One-Days and T20s.

(With inputs from IANS)