Fresh trouble for Mohammed Shami and his family (Image courtesy: AFP)
Fresh trouble for Mohammed Shami and his family (Image courtesy: AFP)

An FIR has been lodged against cricketer Mohammed Shami on Friday after the fast bowler’s wife filed a written complaint.

The FIR has been registered against Shami and his four other family members in Kolkata’s Jadavpur police station under several Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections, including section 498A, which amounts to cruelty to a woman by her husband or his relatives.

If Mohammed Shami can cheat upon me, he can cheat India as well, says wife Hasin Jahan
If Mohammed Shami can cheat upon me, he can cheat India as well, says wife Hasin Jahan

The other charges recorded against Shami are under Section 307 – attempt to murder, Section 323 – punishment for voluntarily causing hurt, Section 376 – rape, Section 506 – criminal intimidation, Section 328 and Section 34.

The cricketer’s wife Hasin Jahan had alleged that Shami abused her physically and mentally and was also involved in several extra-marital affairs.

Mohammed Shami denies wife’s claims of physical assault and infidelity after she files FIR
Mohammed Shami denies wife’s claims of physical assault and infidelity after she files FIR

However, Shami has refuted the allegations and said that someone was misleading his wife.

Talking to the media earlier, Shami said, “Hasin and her family have been saying that we will sit and sort out all issues, but I don’t know who has been misleading her.”

“As far as allegation of compromising my performance while playing for the country is concerned, I would rather die than do something like this,” he added.

Shami’s wife and daughter continue to live in the apartment they had been living. She had asked,“It is my right. Why should I vacate it?”