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Indian pacer Mohammed Shami charged by Kolkata police for alleged dowry, sexual harassment

File photo of Indian pacer Mohammad Shami (R) and Hasin Jahan. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 14, 2019, 06.16 PM (IST)

In a major setback for Mohammed Shami, the Kolkata police Thursday charged the Indian pacer under IPC 498A and 354A for alleged dowry harassment and sexual harassment respectively.

After this charge sheet, Shami's World Cup campaign could be in jeopardy as the next hearing of the case has been kept on June 22, while the ICC tournament starts from May 30.

The charge sheet was filed after Shami’s estranged wife Hasin Jahan accused him of domestic violence. 

On March 8, 2018 Jahan lodged a complaint against her husband and his elder brother Hasib Ahmad. Allegations of threat, infidelity and dowry demand were levelled against the cricketer, which the cricketer denied. 

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The two got married on April 7, 2014, about two years after they met at a Kolkata Knight Riders party. They have a three-and-a-half-year-old daughter.

Shami was also subjected to a probe by the anti-corruption unit of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) after his wife accused him of receiving money from a Pakistani woman on the insistence of an England-based businessman, Mohammad Bhai. 

However, the BCCI cleared him of the charges.

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After this charge sheet, Shami's World Cup campaign could be in jeopardy as the next hearing of the case has been kept on June 22, while the ICC tournament starts from 30th May.