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Mohammad Shami Summoned By Kolkata Police For Interrogation In Domestic Violence Case

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| April 17 , 2018 , 17:07 IST

Indian pacer Mohammad Shami has been summoned by Kolkata Police for interrogation by Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime), Praveen Tripathy in the Domestic Violence case filed by his wife Hasin Jahan. The cricketer is supposed to mark his presence at 2 pm on Wednesday.

However, the player won't be able to be present for the questioning due to his participation in the ongoing IPL, conveyed his lawyer in a letter written to Lalbazar, the headquarters of Kolkata Police. His elder brother Mohammed Hasib was earlier summoned for interrogation on Wednesday.

Shami's brother was earlier summoned on Saturday but sought more time on health grounds. Incidentally, Shami was present in Kolkata on Sunday for playing against Kolkata Knight Riders. Delhi Daredevils has retained the bowler in January by using the 'Right to Match' for Rs 3 crore. 

"Given that the FIR mentions serious penal charges, even non-bailable ones, it is imperative that Shami will be questioned and his statement recorded," said the Police.

Hasin has filed the case against Shami, his mother Anjuman Ara Begum, his sister Sabina Anjum, his brother Md Hasib Ahamed and Hasib’s wife Shama Parveen under various sections of Indian Penal Code including section 498A amounting to cruelty to a woman by her husband or his relatives.

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Shami has been booked under Section 307 - attempt to murder, Section 323 - punishment for voluntarily causing hurt, Section 376 - rape, Section 506 - criminal intimidation, Section 328 and Section 34.

Shami recently met with an accident while travelling from Dehradun to Delhi and received some stitches on his forehead. Jahan claimed of going to meet him but was rather awarded with the "see you in court" comment. Seems like even Jahan is not willing to back out of the battle with a fight.

Jahan had accused Shami of infidelity and domestic assault. She had also accused the player of match-fixing. However, the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) freed the player of all match-fixing allegations and eventually awarded him a Grade B contract.