‘Shoaib knew about Ayesha pregnancy’
Cricketer Shoaib Malik and tennis star Sania Mirza’s marriage saga got murkier on Monday as Hyderabad resident Ayesha Siddique’s family claimed she was not only married to the former Pakistan team skipper, but also got pregnant and had a miscarriage.india Updated: Apr 05, 2010 23:11 IST
Cricketer Shoaib Malik and tennis star Sania Mirza’s marriage saga got murkier on Monday as Hyderabad resident Ayesha Siddique’s family claimed she was not only married to the former Pakistan team skipper, but also got pregnant and had a miscarriage.
“She was pregnant and had a miscarriage. Shoaib knew about it but did not bother,” Dr Shams Babar, Siddiquis’ family friend, said at a press conference in Banjara Hills. He claimed that information on it was part of “proofs” handed over to the police.
“It is true Ayesha had a miscarriage, but I cannot tell when (the year) it happened. All reports (on the miscarriage) and other proofs have been given to the police today. We have enough proof against Shoaib and these are on things which went beyond marriage,” he claimed.
He along with Ayesha’s lawyer also alleged that the Pakistani cricketer physically and mentally abused her.
Representing the Siddiquis before the media, the doctor demanded a public apology from Shoaib for cheating Ayesha. “I am warning Shoaib not to make it worse by prolonging it. He should make a public apology like a good man and give divorce to Ayesha,” he said. “If he does so we are prepared to drop the charges against Shoaib,” Babar said.
We have evidence to nail Shoaib: lawyer
The Pakistani lawyer hired by Ayesha on Monday said he has solid evidence to stop Malik’s marriage with Sania Mirza.
Barrister Farooq Hasan told a press conference in Lahore, “I am waiting for the final papers from India authorising me to file a case in a sessions court or Lahore high Court and I expect to file a case against Shoaib in three days.” He claimed that the evidence provided by Ayesha and her family was strong enough.
“I spoke to her yesterday and she was crying and it really shook me. Our cricketers need to look at their behaviour. They think they are above the law, they go abroad and do things which bring a bad name to the country,” Hasan said.
He said he had the option of filing a case against Shoaib under two sections — for fraud and cheating and under the Hudood ordinance. He claimed the evidence against Shoaib included hotel receipts, statements of eye witnesses who saw Shoaib and Ayesha together.
First Published: Apr 05, 2010 23:08 IST