Kolkata court Summons Mohammed Shami In The Cheque Bounce Case
By CricShots - Nov 14, 2018 7:00 pm
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On Wednesday, a court in Kolkata summoned the Indian fast bowler, Mohammed Shami to appear before it on January 15 in connection with a complaint of cheque bounce case filed by his wife, Hasin Jahan with whom he is entangled in a marital dispute case. Alipore Judicial Magistrate Md Zafar Parwej, in-charge of the chief judicial magistrate court on this day, said if the pacer failed to appear on the given date then he will invite himself for a warrant of arrest against. 

Mohammed Shami and Hasin Jahan

Shami’s wife Hasin Jahan filed the cheque bounce case under NI Act after the cricketer had purportedly stopped payment of a cheque which he had given to her for monthly expenses after a marital dispute arose between the two, following which they were residing separately. The CJM had summoned Shami on Wednesday after he had failed to appear on an earlier date in October. But the cricketer was not present in the court on Wednesday as well.

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Mohammed Shami’s lawyer SK Salim Rahaman pleaded before judge Parwej that Shami is allowed to appear through the counsel. However, the Judicial Magistrate said that the law was the same for everyone and directed Shami to appear personally on January 15, 2019.

Mohammed Shami

The court said that failure on the part of Shami to appear before the court on the said date may invite issuance of arrest warrant against him.

Shami is likely to play Bengal’s next Ranji Trophy 2018-19 season home match against Kerala in Kolkata from November 20-23. He is also the member of Australia-bound Test squad, Shami will leave for the tour Down Under after playing the Ranji Trophy third round match at the Eden Gardens. Talking about the same, Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president Sourav Ganguly said, “Shami has expressed his interest to play. If he plays, it’s good for the Bengal side.”