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IPL molestation row: Zohal reaches settlement with Luke Pomersbach, Sid Mallya


Parikshit Luthra,CNN-IBN
May 24, 2012 at 09:05am IST

New Delhi: In a late-night development, US national Zohal Hamid's lawyer confirmed that she had reached a settlement with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) director Sidhartha Mallya and decided to withdraw the molestation case against Australian player Luke Pomersbach.

Hamid's lawyers will soon move the Delhi High Court seeking withdrawal of the case registered against Pomersbach who was arrested last Friday and later granted bail.

Hamid's lawyers told CNN-IBN that Pomersbach and the complainant have reached a settlement. They also confirmed that she will not be filing a defamation case against team owner Siddhartha Mallya.

Pomersbach, is playing for Royal Challengers Banglore in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Season 5.

Hamid will also drop legal proceedings against RCB director Siddharth Mallya for casting aspersions on her character through tweets after she complained to police about molestation by the cricketer.

Mallya on Wednesday night said, "So glad that all charges have been dropped and Luke can return down under A FREE MAN!"

Pomersbach was arrested last Friday after American national Zohal Hamid alleged he molested her and hit her fiance Sahil when he objected to the cricketer's behaviour. Pomersbach was arrested and a court granted him bail later.

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