KOLKATA: The Women’s Grievance Cell of Kolkata police has filed a chargesheet against Indian pacer Mohammed Shami. The cricketer has been charged under IPC section 498A (Husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty) and 354A (outraging the modesty of a woman) by the police based on charges labelled against him by his estranged wife Hasin Jahan. Shami’s brother – Hasib Ahmed – too has been named in the FIR.
However, in some temporary relief to the cricketer, the police dropped the more serious charges that were registered in the FIR including sections 307 (attempt to murder), and 376 (punishment for rape) besides criminal intimidation. The names of three of his family members – his parents and sister-in-law – have been dropped from the final chargesheet filed at the Alipore ACJM court on Thursday.
Shami, in his earlier posts on his Facebook page and Twitter handle, had claimed that the allegations were false and a conspiracy to defame him. Hasin herself said this was only the “first step to seek justice” but thanked the police and “the Bengal administration” for standing by her.
Source: Times of India