Police seek details about Mohammed Shami's SA tour from BCCI
Two days after filing non-bailable charges against Mohammed Shami, Kolkata Police have contacted BCCI seeking details about his South Africa tour. They want to know his itinerary, including whether he returned with the other players, if he took a private detour to Dubai, and where and how long he stayed there. Shami faces charges of attempt to murder, criminal intimidation, domestic violence and others.
Wife accuses Shami of adultery, torture, domestic violence
Last week, Shami's wife Hasin Jahan accused him of adultery and physical torture. His family, including his mother and brother, apparently abused her and "even wanted to kill me." Her family had refused to support her in this fight, she said. Shami denied the allegations, accusing Jahan of trying to sabotage his career. Police charged him with serious crimes after she filed a complaint.
Jahan releases audio clip of purported telephonic conversation with Shami
Two days ago, Jahan also released a phone conversation purportedly between her and Shami. She questions Shami about his links to a Pakistani woman called Alishba. He says he met her only to take money that she was carrying for him from "Mohammad Bhai," but Jahan accuses him of lying. Towards the end, Jahan's voice breaks while Shami tries to dodge her questions.
Amid cheating scandal, allegations of match-fixing emerge
Jahan also alleged that Shami accepting money from Alishba "could be linked to match-fixing." However, the cricketer rubbished the claims. "I will prefer to die than get involved in such anti-national acts."
Both parties interested in out-of-court settlement
However, both have expressed their desire to resolve the matter through talks outside court. "Only patch-up will do good for us and our daughter. If I have to go to Kolkata to solve the matter, I will," Shami told reporters. Jahan said, "I have always tried to save my relationship and...I will still try to." Lawyers of both the sides are scheduled to meet today.
Meanwhile, Kolkata Police await BCCI's response
Kolkata Police are now awaiting a reply from BCCI to proceed. Sources said Shami has been summoned for questioning and he has assured he would arrive in Kolkata soon. The cases against Shami and his relatives have been lodged under IPC sections 307 (attempt to murder), 498-A (subjecting a woman to cruelty), 376 (punishment for rape), 323 (causing hurt) and 506 (criminal intimidation).