NEW DELHI Dec 13 Indian police registered a
case of trespass on Thursday against tennis player Sania Mirza
for filming for an advert in the premises of a mosque in her
Mirza, India's first woman to win a tour title in 2005, has
apologised after the police complaint was filed, police said.
"We have registered a case for shooting the advertisement in
the mosque premises without permission," B.Reddenna, assistant
commissioner of police in Hyderabad, told Reuters by phone.
"We are investigating but it is the smallest of cases," he
said. "The girl has sent an e-mail saying sorry and her mother
also went to the mosque and has given a letter."
Mirza, a Muslim, became the darling of Indian sports fans
and a youth icon for her fashionable dresses and ear-rings.
The 21-year-old, whose season ended prematurely due to
injury, has also faced an edict in the past from a Muslim group
after her tennis attire was termed un-Islamic.
(Reporting by N.Ananthanarayanan, editing by Pritha Sarkar)