Chargesheet filed against cricketer Mohammed Shami

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In a major trouble for Indian pacer Mohammed Shami ahead of the 2019 World Cup, a chargesheet has been filed against Shami under IPC 498A (dowry harassment) and 354A (sexual harassment) on Thursday. Shami, however, maintained that Jahan's accusations were baseless.

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

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However, Shami's lawyer said the police had dropped three prime charges levelled by Jahan including of rape, attempt to murder and physical assault, from the chargesheet.

The row between the couple broke out after Jahan accused Shami of having an extra-marital affair. Shami, in his earlier posts on his Facebook page and Twitter handle, had claimed that the allegations were false and a conspiracy to defame him. She had lodged an FIR with the Kolkata Police for the same. The BCCI later reinstated his central contract.

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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. The board's anti-corruption officials, however, dismissed the case after investigations, declaring Shami not guilty. This had also led to BCCI omitting the pacer from the list of players with a central contract pending an investigation.

Shami was part of the Indian team that lost the five-match ODI series 3-2 against Australia on Wednesday.

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