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Indian pacer Mohammed Shami charged by Kolkata cops for dowry harassment

The Kolkata police on Thursday submitted a chargesheet against Indian pacer Mohammed Shami in a dowry harassment case.

Shami’s wife Hasin Jahan has accused him of domestic violence. The chargesheet was submitted at Alipore court. “I have been told that police have submitted the chargesheet mentioning IPC sections 498A (domestic violence) and 354A (sexual harassment). My lawyer if out of station and I don’t have details,” said the cricketer’s wife Hasin Jahan.

On March 8, 2018 Jahan lodged a complaint against her husband and his elder brother Hasib Ahmad. It was not clear what the police said in the document about Ahmad. Allegations of threat, infidelity and dowry demand were levelled against the cricketer, which he had vehemently denied.

On March 19 last year, Jahan recorded her confidential statement before a magistrate in Alipore court. On April 10, she filed a petition against her husband at a Kolkata court seeking a monthly maintenance of Rs 1 million for her and her daughter.

Shami and Jahan were married on April 7, 2014, about two years after they met at a Kolkata Knight Riders party. They have a three-and-a-half-year-old daughter.

Shami was also subjected to a probe by the anti-corruption unit of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) after his wife accused him of receiving money from a Pakistani woman named Alishba on the insistence of an England-based businessman, Mohammad Bhai. However, the BCCI exonerated him of the charges.

First Published:
Mar 14, 2019 17:32 IST

Source: HindustanTimes