Indian pace bowler Mohammed Shami has been charged under IPC 498A and 354A for dowry harassment and sexual harassment respectively. Mohammed Shami has been charged by Kolkata Police as they submitted the documents before the Alipore police court.
Shami’s wife Hasin Jahan had filed a petition with the Alipore court mentioning domestic violence and demanded Rs 7 lakh per month from him to maintain the family. The court accepted her plea and Rs 80,000 was allocated for her daughter.
However, on Thursday a charge-sheet was filed in the court over Hasin’s complaint about the domestic violence and torture she was subjected to by Shami and his family members.
Shami has had a long-standing case with his wife Hasin Jahan after the latter first came out with screenshots of his alleged affair on social media.
Shami and Hasin Jahan’s bitter spat came to light on March 7 last year when she exposed his alleged extra-marital affair. Shami then went on to accuse that that was all a conspiracy to ruin his career.
Hasin Jahan had even levelled match fixing accusations against Shami following which he was omitted from the central contracts list by the BCCI pending investigations.
With the ICC World Cup 2019 approaching, the chargesheet comes as a major blow for the premier India pacer. It is not known if the BBCI will consider him for the World Cup if these charges are still pending when the tournament starts.
The Indian fast bowler appeared for his national team during the fifth and deciding one-day international against Australia at Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi.
Shami returned with two wickets in nine overs and gave away 57 runs while restricting Australia on 272/9. However, India failed to chase down the target and were bundled out on 237.
With the series defeat 2-3, India have brought the curtain down to their international season ahead of the World Cup, which is scheduled to take place from May 30 to July 14.