The Kolkata police on Thursday filed a chargesheet in opposition to India pacer Mohammed Shami following allegations of harassment for dowry by his spouse Hasin Jahan. Police sources mentioned round 25-30 folks had recorded their statements as witnesses.
“Shami has been charged below part 498A (torture for dowry). His brother Hasib Ahmad has been charged below part 498A and 354A (Sexual harrassment),” a police officer mentioned. Shami has been summoned by the court docket and needs to be current through the subsequent listening to of the case on June 22, which falls through the World Cup. Shami is more likely to characteristic within the Indian staff, though the ultimate squad for the quadrennial match will probably be introduced subsequent month.
Kolkata police had registered an FIR in opposition to Shami on March eight final 12 months following his spouse’s criticism. Jahan had additionally met Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on the state meeting premises and handed her an attraction. Shami and Jahan had been married on April 7, 2014, about two years after they met at a Kolkata Knight Riders celebration. Following the controversy, Shami was additionally subjected to a probe by the anti-corruption unit of BCCI after his spouse accused him of receiving cash from a Pakistani girl named Alishba on the insistence of an England-based businessman, Mohammad Bhai. Nevertheless, the BCCI gave him a clear chit. Shami’s counsel, Salim Rahaman mentioned three prime allegations of rape (allegedly by Shami’s elder brother), try to homicide and bodily assault have been dropped.