Ahead of ICC World Cup 2019, Indian fast bowler Mohammed Shami has been charged under sections 498A (dowry harassment) and 354A (sexual harassment) of the India Penal Code (IPC) by Kolkata Police on his wife Hasin Jahan’s complaint.
The Kolkata Police have submitted the chargesheet against the Indian pacer before the Alipore police court. Shami has been involved in a long-standing case with his wife Hasin Jahan, who had accused him of an extra-marital affair. Jahan posted the screenshots of his alleged affairs on social media.
Shami’s wife also accused the bowler with match-fixing allegations which led BCCI to drop his contract, pending investigations. However, BCCI gave him a clean chit and reinstated his central contract after the board completed their internal investigation on match-fixing accusations.
Hasin Jahan then accused Shami and his family of domestic violence and sexual abuse and lodged a case on March 8, 2018, at the Kolkata police headquarters in Lal Bazaar.
The allegations also landed on Shami’s performance in the cricket matches as he was even left out of the Afghanistan Test for being unfit, however, he made a comeback in the team India’s playing XI against Australia in the recently concluded ODI series.
As the next hearing of the case has been kept on June 22, Shami’s World Cup campaign can be in a threat.