‘Pak woman came to destroy my family life,’ Mohammed Shami’s wife records statement in court
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‘Pak woman came to destroy my family life,’ Mohammed Shami’s wife records statement in court

Mohammed Shami’s wife Hasin Jahan on Monday appeared before a local court to give her statement against her husband and asked for support from West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee.

cricket Updated: Mar 19, 2018 23:33 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Kolkata
Mohammad Shami,Hasin Jahan,Mamata Banerjee
Mohammed Shami has been accused of adultery by his wife Hasin Jahan. (Twitter )

Hasin Jahan, the wife of Indian pacer Mohammed Shami, gave a confidential statement to a magistrate at Alipore court on Monday in connection to the charges she brought against the cricketer.

After she emerged from the court, Hasin went to the Kalighat residence of chief minister Mamata Banerjee to submit a written plea to meet her.

She earlier told the media that she wants the chief minister beside her in her fight against her husband, whom she accused to wrecking her marriage through multiple extra-marital relations and even attempts to kill her. Hasin had alleged that her cricketer husband had an affair with a Pakistani woman named Alisaba.

(Read | Mohammed Shami match-fixing controversy: Pakistani girl Alishba finally breaks silence)

Speaking to the media on Monday, Mohammed Shami’s wife said: “Alisaba is neither a fan, nor a friend of Shami … would any woman of good moral character check into a hotel with a married man, go to his room and share his bed? She came with plans to destroy my family life.”

Earlier in the week, Hasin alleged that Mohammed Shami had taken money from a Pakistani woman named Alishba on the insistence of an England-based businessman, Mohammad Bhai.

(Read | Mohammed Shami demands investigation, says relationship with wife Hasin Jahan over)

Based on her complaints, on March 9 Kolkata Police registered an FIR against the 27-year-old bowler under a few non-bailable sections that included among other sections, attempt to murder (section 307 of IPC).

Hasin Jahan’s statement was given before the third judicial magistrate. The process took about two hours.

The statement is significant since she cannot go back on her words now.

(Read | Did Mohammed Shami fix matches? BCCI Anti-Corruption officers grill cricketer’s wife)

Section 164 of the Criminal Procedure Code has provisions of a metropolitan magistrate or judicial magistrate recording any confession or statement made to him in the course of an investigation.

According to the law, the magistrate should explain to the individual that he/she is not bound to make the confession and that it may even be used as evidence against him/her.

“She gave the confidential statement to a judicial magistrate. But since it is confidential, I cannot comment on it,” said Jahan’s counsel, Zakir Hussain.

On March 17, four officials of the anti-corruption unit of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) spoke to Jahan in Kolkata Police headquarters. For three hours, they quizzed her on her charges of match-fixing she brought against her husband.

The IPC sections against Shami include 307 (attempt to murder), 498A (cruelty to a woman by husband and in-laws), 376 (rape, brought against Shami’s elder brother), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 506 (criminal intimidation etc.

Shami has rejected all the allegations and alleged that his wife is being misled by someone.

The two tied the knot in 2014, about two years after they met in a party.

First Published: Mar 19, 2018 18:18 IST