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IPL molestation: Delhi HC hears victim's plea

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May 25, 2012 at 11:26am IST

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday heard US citizen Zohal Hamid's plea to withdraw molestation charge against RCB Player Luke Pomersbach. Zohal was at the Delhi High Court along with her fiance Sahil Peerzada and Australian cricketer Luke Pomersbach for quashing of the criminal case, lodged against the cricketer for molesting her and hitting her fiance.

Zohal's lawyers had told CNN-IBN that and she will not be filing a defamation case against RCB owner Siddharth Mallya too.

The three made the plea jointly, terming as "unfortunate" the incident leading to registration of the FIR and saying that they have amicably settled their disputes and "wish to end it".

Australian cricketer Pomersbach, playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in IPL tournaments, was arrested on May 18 after Hamid alleged that he had molested her in a five-star hotel here an and beat up her her fiance.

Claiming that they have reached a settlement amicably without any pressure or financial consideration, the petition said, "The petitioners have reached settlement as per settlement deed dated 23 May 2012, whereby inter se disputes between the parties have been amicably settled without any pressure, coercion or undue influence."

The trio said on the advise of their friends and relatives, they mutually decided to end all their disputes.

Hamid and Sahil have agreed not to pursue the criminal case and has decided to withdraw the FIR saying they are fully satisfied and believe in the genuineness and sincerity of regret expressed by Pomersbach.

With Additional Inputs from PTI

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