BENGALURU: The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday vacated the stay on the criminal proceedings initiated against Indian cricketer Amit Mishra before a trial court. Justice Anand Byrareddy vacated the stay.
In October 2015, the city police arrested Mishra in connection with a case filed by a woman for allegedly physically assaulting and abusing her in a hotel room in Ashok Nagar police limits. He was later released.
Mishra had challenged the case registered by the Ashok Nagar police before the High Court on the ground that the charges levelled against him are false. Initially, the court had stayed the proceedings. The police have completed the investigation and filed the chargesheet.
The woman, who is an entrepreneur, in her complaint, had claimed that she has known Mishra for the past three years and the alleged incident took place in a hotel room where the cricketer was staying when he came to the city along with the Indian team for a training camp.
The complainant had said she went to Mishra’s room in his absence. At that time, Mishra also came there and they had a heated argument following which, she alleged, the cricketer assaulted her and abused her.
Mishra had been booked under Indian Penal Code sections including 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty).