Published: Fri, March 15, 2019
Sport | By Wendy Sparks

Kolkata Police Files Chargesheet Against Pacer Mohammed Shami

Kolkata Police Files Chargesheet Against Pacer Mohammed Shami

Mohammed Shami has been charged with non-bailable offences by the Kolkata Police under Indian Penal Code 498A and Indian Penal Code 354A for dowry harrassment and sexual harrassment, respectively.

"A chargesheet has been filed against cricketer Mohammed Shami under section 498A (domestic violence) and 354A (Sexual harassment)".

"Police submitted chargesheet today".

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However, Shami's lawyer said the police had dropped three prime charges levelled by Jahan including of rape, attempt to murder and physical assault, from the chargesheet. Police recorded the statement of 28 people before filling the chargesheet in the case.

The row between the couple broke out after Jahan accused Shami of having an extra-marital affair. The couple's bitter spat came into limelight on 7 March a year ago; however, Shami had said that all this was a conspiracy to ruin his career.

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Shami's wife Hasin Jahan had accused the cricketer of sexual offenses and domestic violence in March a year ago after exposing his alleged extra-marital affair in public.

Shami has dismissed all the accusations as a campaign to defame him.

However, after a complete investigation by BCCI, he was given a clean chit and they reinstated his central contract.

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Shami, who recently became the fastest Indian bowler to reach 100 wickets in One Day Internationals, was India's highest wicket-taker in the ODI series against New Zealand with nine wickets in four matches.

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