Indian cricketer Mohammed Shami has been summoned by Kolkata’s Alipore Court in connection with the cheque bounce issue filed by his wife Hasin Jahan. News agency ANI reported that Shami has been asked to appear before the court on September 20.
Jahan has accused Shami of domestic violence, delivering death threats and involvement in match-fixing and extramarital affairs. A case was registered against Shami and four others on March 8 on charges of attempt to murder, rape, criminal intimidation, and causing hurt by means of poison after Jahan accused him of multiple extramarital affairs and domestic violence.
In April, the pacer’s wife filed a case against Shami, asking him to pay Rs. 10 lakh per month for her monthly expenses. Zakir Hussain, Hasin’s lawyer, later claimed that the Rs 1 lakh cheque, which Shami gave to Jahan, bounced.
The 27-year-old cricketer and his family have also been charged with subjecting his wife to cruelty, voluntarily causing hurt and acting in furtherance of common intention.
Shami, who hails from Uttar Pradesh but represents Bengal in domestic tournaments, has, however, denied the allegations, saying it was an attempt to derail his cricketing career.
Meanwhile, Shami has been recalled into India’s squad for the first three Tests against England, starting August 1. The right-arm pacer, who missed the one-off Test against Afghanistan last month after failing a fitness test, is back in the 18-member squad.