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May 21, 2012 at 06:12pm IST

IPL molestation row: Luke Pomersbach has confessed to his crime, say police

New Delhi: The police claim that Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) player Luke Pomersbach has confessed to his crime in the molestation case. Pomersbach reportedly told the police that he was under the influence of alcohol when he inadvertently touched the victim.

However, Luke can deny his statement in the court as a statement made before the police is not admissible in courts.

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This came even as Luke had been denying the charges of molesting the US national against him in the media. Reports also point to the victim's fiance being Sidhartha Mallya's friend, which is why he and the victim had gone to attend the party in the first place.

The police have identified RCB player KP Appanna from the CCTV footage in connection with the molestation case involving his RCB teammate Luke Pomersbach.

The police have identified Appanna as the one who returned with Luke to the victim's hotel room. Appanna is likely to be questioned by the police later on Monday.

The police also say that it is possible that members of the team approached the victim after the match to withdraw the complaint.

Meanwhile, the statement of another person Moiz, who was present in the hotel room corroborates the complainant's statement.

The victim had complained that five people including three IPL players had threatened her. Meanwhile, the Delhi Commission for Women is expected to send a notice to RCB team owner Sidhartha Mallya for his tweets on the incident.

The victim has said that if the Kingfisher scion doesn't apologise, she will file a defamation suit against him.

A case under Sections 354, 323, 454 and 511 of the IPC was registered at Chanakya Puri police station in Delhi.

This is not Luke Pomersbach's first brush with law. Earlier he was jailed in a drunken driving case and also went to a rehabilitation centre for an alcohol problem.

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