Police have charged India pacer Mohammad Shami under several sections of the IPC, including the non-bailable ones of attempt to murder, rape, assault and criminal intimidation, on the basis of a complaint filed by his wife, alleging domestic violence and infidelity.
Jahan had earlier claimed that Shami has multiple extra-marital affairs and his family tortured her and tried to kill her.
Jahan filed a written complaint against the cricketer and the FIR was lodged against Shami and his four 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.
A senior officer said the police would soon send a notice under Section 41A of CrPC, asking Shami to present himself before investigators. Shami’s mother Anjuman Ara Begum, sister Sabina Anjum, brother Mohd Hasib Ahmed and his wife Shama Parveen were also booked. Police filed the FIR on the basis of Hasin Jahan’s complaint made late on Thursday.
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.
Jahan alleged that, last December, Shami had forced her into a room at the family’s Amroha residence in Uttar Pradesh with his elder brother and locked the door. “He said since I was a model, these things should not bother me much and forced me into a room with his brother, who started touching me inappropriately. He opened the door and let me go only when I screamed,” she alleged.
Shami, reacting to these allegations, told reporters in Amroha, that his wife might have lost her me
ntal balance. “I don’t know what she is up to. She needs to explain what has changed so much in these few days. We even had a great Holi celebration earlier this month. Now she is suddenly levelling all these accusations on me. I think she has lost her mental balance or it might be her plan to sabotage my career,” he said.