India fast bowler Mohammed Shami issued with an arrest warrant
Shami is currently in the West Indies, playing the Test series.
Updated - Oct 11, 2019 1:30 pm
Mohammed Shami, the Indian fast bowler, has been issued with an arrest warrant and he now has 15 days in which he has to surrender and then apply for bail. The speedster has been in a tussle with wife Hasin Jahan since March 2018 and the issue doesn’t seem to end any soon, Jahan accused Shami of numerous charges, including domestic violence and extra-marital affairs.
Shami and his brother were booked for violence under IPC Section 498A. After Jahan hurled the allegations, Shami didn’t appear before the court following which the AJCM gave the order. Back in April this year, Jahan was taken into custody by police in Uttar Pradesh’s Amroha after she reached the cricketer’s house and created a ruckus. Jahan was thereafter released on bail.
Lately, she has accused the police for harassing her and said that they haven’t taken many actions against her husband. Moreover, she is frustrated for the fact that the cases are getting delayed and fears that Shami won’t be punished since he is an international cricketer. Jahan didn’t back down from lashing out at the media, saying that news against her has been put forth.
Police have harassed me rather than him, says Hasin Jahan
“I thank all of you for coming here. I have called you today because today is the date for filing the charge sheet. No arrest warrant has been issued against him nor has he taken any anticipatory bail,” Jahan was quoted as saying in India Today
“Today the hearing of our case has happened and it was put on reserve by the judge. Like small YouTube channels are showing that Shami Ahmed has got clean cheat by the Alipore court but it has been not like that. All the cases that I have filed are still going on in the court and those are just getting delayed. Police have not arrested Shami Ahmed as I have filed cases against him.
Police have harassed me rather than him. This suggests that Shami Ahmed can do anything with any common people but he will not get punishment as he is an international cricketer. Some (sections of the) media are just producing news against me for their own agenda,” Jahan added.
Earlier his year, Shami said to the same media house that he was ready to face any outcome and referred to playing cricket as his life. Shami said that he won’t allow the allegations to unnerve him and hamper his cricket career. The Bengal pacer is currently in the West Indies, playing the two-match Test series.