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Om Puri arrested over domestic assault case

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Sep 03, 2013 | 9:07am EDT

Bollywood superstar Om Puri has been arrested after more than a week on the run over allegations he assaulted his wife. The East is East actor was wanted for questioning by police in Mumbai, India, after his wife filed a complaint of domestic violence last month (Aug13). Nandita Puri stated the couple had been arguing over the maintenance of their Mumbai flat but the bust-up escalated and her husband lashed out. Puri later spoke out to insist his wife is lying, and on Saturday (31Aug13) he gave himself up to cops in the city. The 62 year old was taken for questioning and was later released on $147 (£98) bail. Senior Inspector Harishchandra Parmale says, "The actor was arrested after he surrendered before the police and later granted bail on a bond of 10,000 (rupees)." Puri flew to the south of France for a film shoot shortly after he was released.

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