Relief for Mohammed Shami as he gets stay in domestic violence case

Mohammad Shami
Mohammed Shami is expected to return to India on September 12. File photo
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New Delhi: The order by the Alipore Court in Kolkata that needed Indian pacer Mohammed Shami to surrender within 15 days from September 2, no longer holds good as his lawyer Salim Rahaman has obtained a stay from a higher court.

Speaking to IANS, Salim said that the move was in any case against the legal process and there was no way that Shami could have been asked to surrender. The first move had to be that of summoning either Shami or his representative.

"The order didn't hold much ground because while you can summon a person, you cannot issue a surrender notice. We have got a stay on the matter from a higher court," he said.

Shami might have left for the US from the tour of the West Indies, but he has been in constant touch with his lawyer as well as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) officials.

A case of domestic violence filed against him by his wife, Hasin Jahan, had seen the Alipore court in Kolkata order the pacer to surrender within 15 days.

Speaking to IANS, a senior BCCI functionary had said that Shami would return to India on September 12, and till then he was in touch with his lawyer.

"Shami has gone to the US after the tour of the West Indies got over and he will be back in the country on the 12th. He has been in constant touch with his lawyer on the court matter and has also spoken to the relevant people within the board on the matter," the functionary had said.

The BCCI had on September 2 -- the date of issuance of the court order -- made it clear that no action will be taken against the bowler till they see the charge sheet. While it was initially thought to be an arrest warrant, his lawyer had clarified that it was a note of surrender.

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