Court summons Shami on bounce cheque case
A court in Kolkata on Wednesday directed Indian pacer Mohammed Shami to appear before it on January 15 in connection with a complaint of cheque bounce filed by his wife.
Shami has long been engaged in marital conflict with his wife Hasin Jahan. Hasin accused her husband of extra-marital affairs, domestic violence, and match-fixing and even delivering death threats.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) also withheld Mohammad Shami’s annual contract.
As per reports of Times of India, Alipore Judicial Magistrate Md Zafar Perwej, the in-charge of the chief judicial magistrate court on this day, said that failure to attend the same may even lead to the player’s arrest if he failed to appear before the court.
Earlier, Jahan filed the case under NI Act after Shami stopped the payment of a cheque which he had presented to his wife for monthly expenses. After the dispute earlier this year, they have been residing separately.
Mohammad Shami’s lawyer, Sk Salim Rahaman, asked the judge to allow Shami to appeal through the counsel, but the judge reverted by saying that the law is the same for everyone and directed Shami to appear personally on January 15, 2019.
Pacer Mohammad Shami, 28, played 36 Test matches for India bagging 128 wickets in an average of 29.96. His bowling Test bowling figure is 9/118.
In 52 ODIs, Shami claimed 94 wickets with the best bowling figure of 4/35 in the match. His average in limited over cricket is 26.05.
In 7 T20I matches, the right arm fast bowler took 8 wickets in an average of 31.25.