Mohammed Shami charged with sexual harrassment; faces 5 years in prison

Mohammed Shami has been charged under non-bailable sections by Kolkata Police

Mohammed Shami has been charged under non-bailable sections by Kolkata Police

Indian cricketer Mohammed Shami was on Thursday charged with domestic violence and sexual harassment by the police here on the basis of his wife's complaint.

The Kolkata police have charged Indian pacer Mohammed Shami with sexual harassment, India Today reported.

"If charges are proved (in court), the punishment may amount to five years imprisonment and fine", Pakrashi added. Jahan had taken to social media to post screenshots of Shami's alleged affairs with other women.

Shami was soon cleared of corruption charges by the BCCI and offered an annual retainership contract by the world's richest cricket board. Frustrated by her failed attempts to reconcile with Shami, Hasin had resumed her modelling career in July previous year. This had also led to BCCI omitting the pacer from the list of players with a central contract pending an investigation. According to the latest contracts, Shami has been given a Grade A contract (Rs 5 lakh).

Shami's wife Hasin Jahan had accused the cricketer of sexual offenses and domestic violence in March past year after exposing his alleged extra-marital affair in public. In her complaint, she had accused Shami of torture, physical abuse and mental harassment.

Shami, who recently became the fastest Indian bowler to reach 100 wickets in One Day Internationals, was India's highest wicket-taker in the ODI series against New Zealand with nine wickets in four matches.