Emotional Mohammed Shami, amid allegations of infidelity by wife Hasin Jahan, tweets picture of his daughter Aira. Kolkata police seize cell phones and probing whereabouts of the speedster.
When personal matters start making news over professional life for a sportsman, it is a clear indication that not all is right with the person in focus. Such has been the case with Indian speedster Mohammed Shami. Who is caught in a controversy after wife Hasin Jahan alleged him of infidelity and abuse.
The developments in the matter so far have seen Shami is off from the B.C.C.I. ‘s list of central contracts while his I.P.L. 2018 future at Delhi Daredevils also remains in jeopardy if the charges are valid. With the whole controversy far from reaching its conclusion, Shami took to Twitter to post an emotional picture of his daughter Aira.
While Shami has retaliated to the charges claiming his wife has lost her mental balance, Jahan has hit back saying she has always tried to save her marriage and the cricketer would have run away had she not found his phone which had all those controversial WhatsApp and Facebook chats in it. The recent developments on the matter reveal that an out of court settlement is possible, there isn’s clarity over which way the case is progressing.
Shami’s cricketing career has come to a halt as an investigation under several sections of the I.P.C. (Indian Penal Code) after his wife filed a complaint against him for adultery and a number of other offenses. Taking to Twitter on Monday, Shami tweeted a picture of his daughter saying, “Chocolate lover ….miss u Bebo.”
Chocolate lover ….miss u bebo pic.twitter.com/xOdfkBwtPv
— Mohammad Shami (@MdShami11) March 12, 2018
An FIR against Shami has been registered by Jahan under non-bailable Section. 307 (attempt to murder), Section. 498-A (subjecting a woman to cruelty) and also Section. 376 (punishment for rape), Kolkata Police Joint CP (Crime) Praveen Tripathi had earlier confirmed.
A complaint against 4 members of Shami’s family under bailable Section. 323 (causing hurt) and Section. 506 (criminal intimidation) among others, also has a valid registration with the police.
Shami has played a total of 30 Tests for India, claiming 110 wickets. The speedster has also been a part of50 ODIs and seven Twenty20. Internationals for the country, picking up 91 and eight wickets respectively.
The Kolkata Police has sent a letter to the BCCI, asking for Mohammed Shami’s whereabouts—the stopovers and places visited— after the series in South Africa. Police have also seized the mobile phone, allegedly belonging to Shami, in connection with the probe against him on the basis of allegations made by his wife Hasin Jahan. The mobile allegedly has the call list and chat records between the India fast bowler and various women.
“We have sent a letter to the BCCI and (we are) waiting for their response. The details of his (Shami) tours and routes. We are yet to receive any response from the body”, Joint Commissioner of Kolkata Police (Crime) Praveen Tripathi said on Monday.
The BCCI remains tightlipped on the issue. “We will take a stand, but not just now,” a top cricket board functionary told The Indian Express, refusing to divulge anything about the Kolkata Police letter.
Shami’s IPL franchise, Delhi Daredevils, has already spoken about following the cricket board’s direction in this regard. A Mohun Bagan official, however, said they won’t be putting any embargo on the fast bowler coming to the club for practice or turning up in matches. Bagan general secretary, Anjan Mitra, sounded more cautious though. “I haven’t given it a thought yet. We will take a call,” he told this paper. Shami plays for Bagan in the C.A.B. League.
Meanwhile, the Kolkata Police is likely to appeal to the court tomorrow to record Hasin’s statement before the Magistrate, under section 164 of the Code of Criminal Procedure. Jahan has yet again accused Shami of having a relationship with another girl during the South Africa tour, said police.