Indian Fast Bowler Shami Granted Bail in Domestic Violence Case Prior to World Cup
Indian cricketer Mohammad Shami has been granted bail by the Alipore Court in Kolkata in a domestic violence case filed against him by his estranged wife Hasin Jahan five years ago, providing him with significant relief ahead of the World Cup tournament.
Shami appeared in court for the first time, accompanied by his elder brother Mohammad Hasim, who is also an accused in the case. Both requested bail, and it was subsequently granted, according to Shami’s lawyer Selim Rahman.
Earlier, on August 23, the additional district judge had ordered Cricker to appear in person within 30 days and allowed him to apply for bail from the trial court, following the Kolkata police’s filing of charges in the case.
The domestic violence case was initiated on March 8, 2018, when Hasin filed an FIR against Shami and Hasim at the Jadavpur police station in southeastern Kolkata. A year later, an arrest warrant was issued against Mohammad by an additional judicial magistrate of the Alipore Court. However, this order was stayed by the district judge of the same court.
Hasin challenged this decision, eventually leading to the Calcutta High Court upholding the lower court’s order. Subsequently, she moved to the Supreme Court, which recently directed the district court to expedite the case and resolve it within a month after hearing both sides.