Cricketer Amit Mishra appears in court

Cricketer Amit Mishra appears in court

Amit Mishra

Cricketer Amit Mishra on Friday appeared before the 43rd Additional Chief Metropolitian Magistrate's (ACMM) court in connection with a complaint filed against him by a 35-year-old woman for abusing and assaulting her in 2015.

The woman, a resident of Bengaluru, claimed she was a Bollywood film producer. She had filed a complaint on September 25, 2015, with the Ashok Nagar police, which said that when she mistakenly entered Mishra's room in a hotel on Residency Road, he abused her and reportedly assaulted her. Mishra was arrested and later released on bail.

Mishra also filed a petition before the Karnataka High Court, asking for the criminial complaint to be quashed. But his petition was dismissed.

Meanwhile, the police have filed a charge sheet. The 43rd ACMM started the trial and Mishra appeared before it on Friday. His advocate said a false complaint has been filed against Mishra and sought to quash the complaint. The court adjourned the case to June 21 for further hearing.

Mishra, the 35-year-old leg spinner from Delhi, who has played for India across Tests, ODIs and T20Is, has taken 156 international wickets. He last played for India in February 2017 against England in a T20 International in Bengaluru. More about his cricketing record here.