New Delhi: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) player Luke Pomersbach is allegedly involved in a molestation case. The Delhi Police arrested Pomersbach in connection with the case. He will be produced in court later on Friday.
RCB owner Vijay Mallya said, "Luke will not play for RCB in the IPL till he is cleared of all the charges."
Pomersbach was also taken to the RML hospital for a medical examination. This came after he allegedly misbehaved with a woman at an after-match party at a Delhi five-star hotel.
Pomersbach also allegedly beat up the woman's husband.
He is being provided with consular assistance from the Australian embassy in New Delhi.
An official statement from the Delhi Police said, "A US national, staying at Hotel Maurya, was molested by Luke Pomersbach, an Australian player of RCB when they were partying in her room. When her fiance Sahil intervened he too was boxed by Luke. A case under Sections 354, 323, 454 and 511 IPC registered at PS Chanakya Puri."
Reacting to the incident IPL chief Rajiv Shukla said, "IPL is not responsible for a player's behaviour. There was no official party hosted by the IPL. It's the behaviour of an individual, let the police handle it."
When asked what action will be taken against Pomersbach, Shukla said, "We will wait for the report from the police and then react."
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.