Mohammed Shami has been slapped with non-bailable charges of domestic abuse and attempt to murder by Kolkata Police following an official complaint by his wife Hasin Jahan. FIR against Mohammed Shami resulted in BCCI putting the pace bowler’s contract on hold.
The FIR has been registered against Shami and his four other family members in Kolkata’s Jadavpur police station under several Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections, including section 498A, which amounts to cruelty to a woman by her husband or his relatives.
The other charges recorded against Shami are under Section 307 – attempt to murder, Section 323 – punishment for voluntarily causing hurt, Section 376 – rape, Section 506 – criminal intimidation, Section 328 and Section 34.
“My husband’s elder brother, Hasib Ahmad, raped me when I went to my in-law’s place in Uttar Pradesh last year,” said Jahan.
FIR against Mohammed Shami resulted in BCCI putting the pace bowler’s contract on hold. Shami’s named was not included in the new contact list which has seen players multi-fold raises..
In an interview Shami said he could not make sense of these baseless allegations
“All these allegations have been made against me without any basis. All these are outside my knowledge so I can’t say about it now. We were living together and even celebrated Holi together and we also shopped together even after the South Africa tour.
“I went to Dharamsala to play (Deodhar Trophy) and I heard about all this. Even if I was involved in all this somebody other than my wife would have spoken up. Or some other girl would have complained to my wife about my affair.