India’s fast bowler Md Shami will “definitely” appear before a designated court in Kolkata on the next date of his hearing, his legal advisers said on Tuesday.
The Indian speedster who was on his way to India via the USA after playing in India-West Indies series was on Monday granted interim relief by the Alipore Sessions Court.
The Court hearing a plea from the cricketer’s lawyers granted an interim stay on his arrest ordered by a lower court that had issued an arrest warrant against Shami and his brother for failing to appear on earlier occasions after repeated summons. While his brother was directed to appear immediately the quickie was given a breathing period of 14 days in consideration of his being away in West Indies.
The India pace man is an accused in case of domestic violence and sexual harassment filed by his estranged wife Hasin Jahan. The couple has a girl child.
The interim stay was granted by Alipore court in West Bengal in connection with the case wherein Hasin Jahan accused Shami of dowry and sexual harassment. The next hearing will be held on November 2.
The cricketer who is likely to return to India on September 12 has been asked to appear before the court by November 2 the next date of hearing.