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IPL molestation row: Victim serves legal notice to Sidhartha Mallya

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May 19, 2012 at 03:01pm IST

New Delhi: The victim in the molestation case involving Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) player Luke Pomersbach on Saturday served a legal notice to team director Sidhartha Mallya for his alleged tweets on her questioning her character.

Rajneesh Chopra, the victim's lawyer, said, "We have sent a legal notice to Sidhartha Mallya on the derogatory remarks he made on Twitter."

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The victim has demanded an apology from Mallya. She said, "I am very hurt and disappointed... It is a false statement. I did meet Sidhartha Mallya. Sahil was invited to the IPL party and I was with him."

Meanwhile, a team of Delhi Police officials is at the ITC Maurya hotel, where the incident reportedly took place, to collect certain documents. They have reportedly collected CCTV footage from the hotel.

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A separate team of the Delhi Police reached Primus Hospital earlier to record the statement of the victim's fiance, who, the doctors at the hospital said, was stable.

"Sahil is stable. His wound near the ear is healing. There is a slight problem in hearing due to swelling. We are also waiting for CT scan results before we shift him out of the ICU," said Dr Baluja, who has been attending to him.

"We don't allow anyone in ICU. So the police can only take statements after he is moved out of the ICU," he added.

Meanwhile, the man at the centre of the controversy, Luke Pomersbach is set to appear before a Delhi court at 2 pm. He, however, has claimed innocence. "I am innocent. It's a conspiracy... The girl is seeking attention.. That's why she is doing this," he said.

Luke's father, George Pomersbach, too said on Saturday that his son had claimed innocence in the case.

George, who spoke to Luke by phone, said that he told him he was involved in a fracas with the woman's fiance and two of the man's friends at the ITC Maurya Hotel.

"My son did not believe there were any other witnesses to the incident," he said, adding that his team should support him during the trial. "I am concerned the RCB are wiping their hands clean," he added.

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