Accused of beating constable, India goalkeeper gets bail

Barasat, Jan 24 (PTI) A district court today granted bailto India goalkeeper Arindam Bhattacharya who was arrested forallegedly roughing up a traffic constable.

Bhattacharya, who plays for Churchill Brothers in theI-League, stayed the entire day at the Khardah police station,but was granted bail after he showed signs of ill health.

"Doctors advised rest for him and he was released on abail bond. He has been asked to appear before the Barrackporecourts on January 28," police sources said.

Bhattacharya, who has a history of bad behaviour, had analtercation with a traffic constable near Sodepur while he wastravelling with his family from airport late on Sunday night.

According to reports, he violated a traffic signal and,during the alteraction, beat up the constable who had to behospitalised at the Barasat General Hospital.

The family of the victim filed a complaint and thepolice, after confirming with eyewitnesses, arrstedBhattacharya early this morning.

Bhattacharya had been previously arrested when an airhostess, employed with SpiceJet, accused the ChurchillBrothers custodian along with two of his team-mates ofmolestation.

Bhattacharya again hit the headlines when he chased a fewMohun Bagan supporters out of the stadium after their matchhere.

Bhattacharya was part of India''s squad for the Asian Cupin Doha.

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