An arrest warrant was issued against Indian speedster Mohammed Shami for domestic violence by the Alipore Court on Monday. The Indian pacer has been given 15 days to surrender as he is currently a part of the Indian team touring West Indies. Earlier prior to the team's departure to the US, Mohammed Shami's visa was rejected due to his existing police record on charges of domestic violence and adultery before the BCCI stepped into his rescue. The Bengal speedster finally got the clearance after BCCI CEO Rahul Johri wrote a letter to the US Embassy, stating his achievements for the country and furnishing the full police report about his marital discord with estranged wife Hasin Jahan.
West Bengal: Alipore court issues arrest warrant against Indian cricketer Mohammad Shami and his brother Hasid Ahmed in connection with domestic violence case filed by his wife Hasin Jahan. The court has asked him to surrender within 15 days pic.twitter.com/0LKn8ivCOl— ANI (@ANI) September 2, 2019
In March, Mohammed Shami was charged under Section 498A (dowry harassment) and 354A (sexual harassment) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) by the Kolkata Police, which submitted the charge-sheet against Indian fast bowler before the court of Alipore police. Following the complaint, Shami was kept out of the Indian side until he marked his return during the World Cup. The bowler claimed that he had moved on from the incident and that he had made a successful comeback on-field. Shami also picked up a hat-trick in the World Cup to help the Men in Blue in picking up a victory.
Hasin Jahan had filed a petition with the Alipore court stating domestic violence and demanded Rs. 7 lakh per month from him to maintain the family. The court accepted her plea and Rs. 80,000 was allocated for her daughter.
Shami had earlier, during the World Cup, credited himself for making a comeback after a 'nightmare' experience. Shami has been to hell and back in the last one and a half years, fighting accusations of domestic violence. As a result, he was dropped from the BCCI's central contract list pending inquiry and also sat out a Test match on fitness issues. "... Because I had to endure all that I was made to go through. What I went through in the past 18 months, it's me and only me who had to suffer. So credit goes to me," Shami said without getting into the details about the nightmare that he had endured. "Yes, I thank the Almighty for giving me the strength to fight everything from family issues to fitness. I am now only focussed on doing well for my country," said the pacer.