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Court quashes FIR against Luke Pomersbach

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Fri, May 25, 2012 09:30 hrs
Court to decide on Luke's plea today

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Friday quashed US national Zohal Hamid's first information report (FIR) against Indian Premier League (IPL) player Luke Pomersbach that he had molested her.

Justice M.L. Mehta quashed the FIR and criminal proceedings in the case after the parties informed the court that they had settled the case out of court.

The court recorded Hamid's statement that she did not want to pursue the case and wanted to go back home Friday night.

"Since they resolved the dispute and wanted to go back to their homes, I quashed the FIR. They can go to their homes now," the court ordered.

Justice Mehta also rejected the argument of the state that the FIR should not be quashed keeping in view the gravity and seriousness of the offence.

Pomersbach was arrested May 18 after Hamid alleged that she had been molested in a five-star hotel here. She also said that the Royal Challengers Banglore (RCB) player had beaten her fiance Sahil Peerzada.

In a joint petition moved by Hamid, Pomersbach and Peerzada, it was said that they had reached a settlement Wednesday amicably without any pressure.




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