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Shami domestic abuse case: Kolkata Police seek Indian team’s travel itinerary, says report

The police want to know whether the fast bowler was on the same flight out of South Africa as the rest of the players.

The Kolkata Police, investigating a case of domestic violence and criminal intimidation against India cricketer Mohammad Shami, has reportedly written to the Board of Control for Cricket in India asking for details of the team’s itinerary of their recent tour of South Africa.

The police want to know whether Shami was on the same flight out of South Africa as the rest of the players or had taken a different one on his own expense, according to a report on the India Today website.

The police also want to know for how long and where the fast bowler stayed in Dubai during the team’s stopover there en route to India, and whether he had followed the BCCI’s travel guidelines.

The Kolkata Police had on Friday charged Shami with sections of the Indian Penal Code related to domestic violence, criminal intimidation and causing hurt with poison following a complaint filed by his wife Hasin Jahan.

Jahan had accused Shami of assault and having extramarital affairs. She recently took to Facebook to post screenshots of text messages allegedly sent by Shami to various women. Jahan alleged that Shami and his family members were torturing and had even “attempted to kill her”.

Shami has refuted the claims, stating that the allegations were a ploy to damage his career. Shami and Jahan got married in April 2014 and have a two-and-a-half-year old daughter.

Read More: Here’s why the BCCI was right in their decision regarding Shami.

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