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Hyderabad police continues probe against Shoaib Malik

india Updated: Apr 06, 2010 19:44 IST

Hyderabad police on Tuesday continued their probe against Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik for allegedly cheating a woman after marrying her.

Sleuths of Central Crime Station (CCS) of Hyderabad police were in the process of collecting evidence against Shoaib, who is still at the residence of his bride-to-be, Indian tennis star Sania Mirza.

Police sources said investigating officers would again quiz Ayesha Siddiqui, who claimed to be his first wife, and ask her to furnish more evidence in support of her allegations.

Apart from documentary evidences like 'nikahnama', the legal notice which was served on Shoaib in the past and his reply to the same, Ayesha has reportedly already submitted medical reports to support her allegation that they had physical relationship and that she became pregnant and had a miscarriage.

According to sources close to the Siddiqui family, she also gave details of the places where they stayed together in Hyderabad and the people who called on them while they were together.

Police, who had already taken Shoaib's passport, were verifying how many times he had visited Hyderabad since his alleged marriage over phone in 2002. The investigating team, which grilled the former Pakistani skipper for nearly two hours Monday, may again examine him to take his version on the claims made by Ayesha.

The Siddiqui family continued to maintain that they had solid evidence against Shoaib which could nail his lie and prove that Ayesha is his first legally wedded life. This is believed to be the medical evidence of miscarriage.

Shoaib, during his questioning Monday, told police he never met the girl whose photographs were sent to him. He claimed that he was fooled by the girl who is calling herself Ayesha Siddiqui alias Maha Siddiqui, by sending the photographs of another girl.

Police Sunday booked a criminal case against Shoaib on charges of cheating, harassment and criminal intimidation following a complaint filed by Ayesha.

Hyderabad Police Commissioner A.K. Khan said they may arrest Shoaib if it becomes necessary and only after they come across evidence against him.

Police have identified 10 to 15 witnesses in the case and would examine them. The witnesses include those who signed the 'nikahnama' and they could be both in India and Pakistan.

"The investigation is a laborious process as it involves examining witnesses at different places," Khan said while refusing to give a time-frame for the probe's completion.