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Mohammed Shami threatened by local youth in Kolkata, police arrest accused

The incident occured on Saturday night when Indian cricket team pacer Mohammed Shami was returning home with his wife

cricket Updated: Jul 18, 2017 00:31 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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The local youths allegedly tried to barge into Mohammed Shami’s house.(Getty Images)

A group of young men allegedly threatened and tried to barge into Indian fast bowler Mohammed Shami’s residence in South Kolkata’s Katjunagar after an altercation, as per media reports on Monday.

The incident occured on Saturday night when the 27-year old was returning home with his wife. Shami’s driver was allegedly driving too fast and nearly collided with a local’s motorbike which was kept meters away from the pacer’s residence, reported ABP.

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This resulted in an argument between the youth and Shami’s driver, and as matters looked like getting out of hands Shami got out of the car to act as a peace maker. Both parties calmed down and retreated following the involvement of India pacer.

However, matters only worsened as later the youth gathered friends and arrived at Shami’s house to gain revenge. The group manhandled the gatekeeper as he stopped them getting in and hurled abuse.

A FIR was file against the group by Shami’s wife, following which the accused were arrested and presented in front of the court, the report added.

Shami will be part of the India squad that travels to Sri Lanka for a full-fledged bilateral series, starting later this month.

First Published: Jul 18, 2017 00:02 IST