Kolkata: India pacer Mohammed Shami's wife Hasin Jahan, who lodged a case against her husband for domestic violence and accused him of multiple extramarital affairs, on Tuesday sought personal security from Kolkata police.
Jahan claimed she was at the receiving end of constant abuses and threats through social media accounts since her differences with Shami became public and sought West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee's "support" on the issue.
"She is feeling insecure while going somewhere due to a massive number of threats and abuses she has been receiving on the social media. The accounts may or may not be fake. Today (Tuesday), she went to Kolkata police headquarters Lalbazar and asked for personal security as she is feeling extremely insecure while going somewhere," her lawyer Zakir Hussain told IANS.
Later in the day, Jahan alleged that Shami is still giving her threats as she sought for a police protection.
"Shami called me saying 'Aren't you ashamed of yourself? You have framed me.' He further asked me to take back all the allegations for the sake of my and my daughter's lives," she said.
Hasin Jahan seeks Mamata's support
Hasin Jahan also sought 'help' of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee in her pitched battle against her husband. She sought the chief minister's intervention, reiterating that there's no question of a reconciliation.
"It's a fight for truth by a helpless woman against a celebrity cricketer who has fame, name and money. No one is with me and I request the chief minister to come for the support of truth, but not me or Shami," Jahan told reporters.
"Our fight has reached a stage that there's no question of a compromise now. I will fight my own battle. If I give up now, it will be the loss of face for the whole women community. And why should I? I've all the evidence with me. No chance," she said firmly.
"Jahan wants emotional support from hon'ble chief minister on the issue. She has high regards for her since the chief minister herself is a woman with a great heart. So, she said she would be really happy if she can meet her (Banerjee) and tell her about the entire issue," her lawyer said.
Hussain said his client is quite happy with police proceedings in the case so far.
Pleading for privacy, Jahan also apologised to the media for losing her cool as she had a fight with a TV journalist and even broke a video camera.
The incident took place outside the St Sebastian's School as the journalist was trying to get Jahan's reaction on Shami.
She was then spotted hurriedly going off in a red SUV.
"From morning to night, wherever I go I'm now hounded by the media. Please let me live my life, I've a small daughter at home and I'm fighting alone. In this way, I will not be able to live. I'm going through a lot of stress. Please stop disturbing me," she said.
A case was registered against Shami and four others on March 8 on charges of attempt to murder, rape, criminal intimidation, and causing hurt by means of poison after Jahan accused him of multiple extramarital affairs and domestic violence. She also accused the cricketer and his family of physical and mental torture.
Shami, who hails from Uttar Pradesh but represents Bengal in domestic tournaments, has denied the allegations, saying it was an attempt to derail his cricketing career.
The pacer found himself out of the Board of Control for Cricket in India 26-member annual contract system, which saw the addition of a new category.