Pomersbach’s lawyer denies he has confessed
Final Updated: Mon, Might 21, 2012 23:15 hrs
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New Delhi: Counsel of luke Pomersbach, the Australian player of IPl team Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Monday denied that the cricketer had confessed to police of acquiring inadvertently touched or molested US citizen Zohail Hameed.
Lawyer Neeraj Chaudhry has mentioned that his consumer did not make any confession to police or any person that he had molested the girl in a 5-star hotel.
“It was all a rumour. luke did not make any such confession. His situation is pending in court. So, he will only tell court if he demands to say something, explained Chaudhry.
Further Commissioner of Police K.C. Dwivedi informed IANS that Pomersbach did not confess to police that he had inadvertently touched or molested the Hameed under the influence of alcohol.
Dwivedi explained one more IPl cricketer K.P. Appanna, who has also cropped up in the case as he was caught in CCTV footage while accompanying Pomersbach in the corridor of Maurya Sheraton the place the incident took place, informed police that his presence at the time of the incident was a coincidence.
“He was not accompanying Pomersbach, said Dwivedi on the basis of Appanna’s statement to police.
“Appanna’s title came to light after he was observed in CCTV footage recovered from Maurya Sheraton hotel exactly where the American lady was molested for the duration of a get together,” mentioned the officer.
Police questioned Appanna, a leg spinner who plays for Karnataka in Ranji Trophy, throughout the day Monday.
Pomersbach was arrested Friday immediately after Hameed alleged that he molested her and hit her friend Sahil Peerzada when he objected to the cricketer’s behaviour. Peerzada was punched in his ear following which he had to undergo a surgical procedure.
The official said that Peerzada, who is a pal of RCB director Sidhartha Mallya, was invited to the publish-match party at the hotel Thursday night.
At the time of the incident, Peerzada was present along with Hameed, his pals Moiz and Miraj, and Pomersbach.
Pomersbach allegedly misbehaved with Hameed at the get together.
“When she left the get together along with Peerzada, she was followed by Pomersbach and Appanna following a handful of minutes,” mentioned a police source.
Appanna had come to ask whether or not Mallya was there in the space, the resource stated, adding Hameed had also corroborated this.
The official informed that they had recorded Moiz’s statement as well.
Hameed had alleged in her complaint to police Friday that five to six members of the IPl team had pressurised her to withdraw the case against Pomersbach.