The Kolkata police, on Saturday retrieved a clip of an audio conversation which is supposedly between India fast bowler Mohammed Shami and his wife Hasin Jahan, a day after he was booked for attempt to murder and rape. On Saturday, members of the women’s grievance cell met Jahan at her residence, at Prince Anwar Shah Road, and recorded her statement. According to police sources, a notice is likely to be issued to Shami to appear before them.
The audio clip, includes Jahan asking Shami whether he was the one interacting with a girl (Alishba) from Pakistan on a messaging service. Jahan, in the clip, is also heard asking Shami whether he had given the Pakistani girl his room number in Dubai. According to Jahan, Shami had travelled to Dubai after India’s tour of South Africa. Shami is heard telling Jahan that he had to collect money from Alishba and hence he met her in Dubai. Jahan has claimed that she had recorded the conversations between her and Shami and played it to reporters on Friday.
Jahan has claimed that she stumbled on chats when she found a second phone in the car used by the cricketer. Shami has denied the allegations levelled against him and said that a conspiracy was being hatched to malign him.
A senior police officer said that the case was being handled by the detective department because of the ‘gravity of the allegations’, including assault and torture. “Generally marital dispute cases are handled or probed by the local police but it is a high profile case and the complainant has brought serious allegations against her husband Md Shami.