Indian cricketer Mohammad Shami wins bail in domestic violence case
In a stunning turn of events, Indian cricketer Mohammad Shami was granted bail by the Alipore Court in a five-year-old domestic violence case. This development comes as major relief for Shami, who is gearing up for the upcoming World Cup tournament. The domestic violence case, originally filed by his estranged wife Hasin Jahan, has been a cloud hanging over the fast bowler’s career. This news could mark a significant chapter in Mohammad Shami’s life, both professionally and personally.
Mohammad Shami, along with his elder brother Mohammad Hasim, appeared in court for the first time earlier today. They both sought bail, which was later granted, according to their lawyer Selim Rahman. This move follows a directive from an additional district judge on August 23, mandating the 33-year-old fast bowler to make a physical appearance within 30 days and offering him the opportunity to apply for bail. This was after the Kolkata police had already filed a chargesheet against Mohammad Shami in the domestic violence case.
In March of 2018, Hasin Jahan filed an FIR at Jadavpur police station, located in the southeastern parts of the city. She accused both Mohammad Shami and Mohammad Hasim of domestic violence. A year later, an arrest warrant was issued against Shami by the Alipore Court. However, the district judge of the same court put a stay on this order. Hasin Jahan challenged this in the Calcutta High Court, which upheld the lower court’s decision. She later moved to the Supreme Court, which recently directed the district court to settle the matter within a month after hearing from both parties involved.
Mohammad Shami’s bail comes as a pivotal moment in the cricketer’s career, especially as he prepares for the World Cup. The bail could potentially remove the overhanging cloud of the domestic violence case and allow Shami to focus more on his professional endeavors in cricket. The eyes of cricket fans and legal experts alike will continue to be on how this case evolves and what it means for Mohammad Shami’s future.