Kolkata: Mohammed Shami might have returned to cricket action lately but problems off the field have continued to pile up for him. On Tuesday, wife Hasin Jahan filed a case at the Alipore court against the Team India pacer, demanding Rs 15 lakh as maintenance charges for her and her daughter Aairah.
In the petition, Hasin demanded that she needed Rs 10 lakh to run her family and Rs 5 lakh for Aairah's expenses.
The third judicial magistrate of the Alipore court, who was hearing the case filed under Domestic Violence Act 2005 has asked Shami and other members of his family to appear in court within 15 days.
“We approached the court of additional chief judicial magistrate who sent us to the court of the third judicial magistrate for a quick hearing. The magistrate heard our petition and passed an order show-causing the opposite party asking why an ex-parte order would not be passed against them if they don’t appear before the court within 15 days of receipt of the summons. The next date of hearing is May 4,” said Zakir Hussain, Hasin Jahan’s lawyer was quoted as saying to The Times of India.
Earlier on Tuesday, Jahan had arrived at the court and lodged a complaint against Shami along with his mother Anjuman Ara Begum, his sister Sabina Anjum, his brother Mohammed Hasib Ahamed and Hasib’s wife Shama Parveen.
The police began the probe in Shami’s village at Amroha, enquiring about the matter from his relatives and neighbours. However, they did not get a chance to interact with the Bengal speedster.
“This case is different from the one we had filed before the police. Shami had not paid a single penny to Jahan since she had raised the issue. He had given her a Rs 1 lakh cheque that later bounced. Now she has no money to pay for the monthly expenses,” Zakir added.
Jahan’s lawyer also added that since Shami earns so much money from cricket, it should not be a problem to pay some amount to his client as maintenance fee.
“It is his duty to take care of the family and pay for the wife and child’s expenses. Hence we demanded the money — Rs 7 lakh per month for Jahan and Rs 3 lakh per month for the child,” the lawyer added.
In her complaint, Jahan also requested the court to pass an order so that she did not lose custody of her daughter and demanded that Shami take responsibility.
“I am at a loss from all ends. I had been to Delhi to meet him and was there for seven days but I can never forget the way he behaved with me. He also met the daughter only once. Hence I demand the maintenance fee as he is not taking any of our responsibilities,” Jahan concluded.