Mallya has 48 hours to apologise or face legal action from Zohal Hamid, who was subjected to character assassination tweets from Siddharth Mallya following her molestation charges against IPL Royal Challenger cricketer Luke Pomersbach
By Team FI
Siddarth Mallya, director of the IPL Royal Challengers team, owned by his business tycoon father Vijay Mallya, was served legal notice by Zohal Hamid asking him to apologize for his defamatory tweets against her following her molestation charges against RC cricketer Luke Pomersbach. Mallya has been given 48 hours to apologize, at the end of which legal action would be initiated against him.
The Australian cricketer was arrested and charged on Friday, 18th on charges of molesting Hamid and attacking her fiancé Sahil Peerzada at a five star hotel. Responding to Hamid’s allegations, Mallya tweeted, “The girl who is accusing Luke is saying he hit her ‘fiancé’…what a load of fucking shit. She was all over me last night and asked for me bbm pin, so if he was her fiance she wasn’t exactly behaving like a future wife.”
He later tweeted, “If Luke is in the wrong, then trust me he will face the necessary sanctions. But what this girl is doing is idiotic.” Mallya’s tweets have not only irked women and activists in the country; the twitter community have also mostly greeted the tweet with brickbats.
Pomersbach was released on bail on Saturday. He was charged under IPC sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 323 (causing hurt), 454 (lurking house trespass) and 511 (attempting to commit offences punishable with imprisonment for life or other imprisonment).