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Sania, Shoaib to leave for Pakistan in few days

Newly-wed couple Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik will leave for Pakistan in few days with the Andhra Pradesh High Court today directing the release of the passport of the Pakistani cricketer.

india Updated: Apr 19, 2010 20:54 IST

Newly-wed couple Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik will leave for Pakistan in few days with the Andhra Pradesh High Court today directing the release of the passport of the Pakistani cricketer.

"I heard from someone that I am getting my passport back sometime tomorrow. Actually, I was not waiting for my passport. But, I am getting it by tomorrow," Shoaib said in Hyderabad on Monday.

Shoaib said he and Sania will leave for Pakistan in another few days.

Andhra Pradesh High Court today ordered the release of Shoaib's passport in the wake of the city police seeking closure of a cheating case filed against him by his now divorced wife Ayesha Siddiqui.

The direction was given by Justice C V Nagarjuna to a Nampally Criminal Court after Advocate General D V Sitaram Murthy informed the High Court that the police had filed its final report before a magistrate for closure of the case against 28-year-old Shoaib.

The police had taken away the cricketer's passport on April 5 and submitted it to the Thirteenth Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate. They asked him not to leave the country after a cheating case was registered against him based on a complaint by Ayesha, whom he subsequently divorced after denying that he had married her.

After Shoaib divorced Ayesha, the Siddiqui's submitted an application to the Central Crime Station (CCS) -- a wing of Hyderabad police which investigated the case -- to withdraw the complaint.

Shoaib, who moved the High Court on April 15, had submitted in his petition that he had reached a compromise with Ayesha and she had already expressed her willingness to withdraw the case.

After ten days of high drama, Shoaib married Indian tennis star Sania here on April 12.