Police register case of cheating against Shoaib

Police Commissioner A K Khan said the immigration authorities were being alerted on the criminal complaint, a move that could pose difficulties for Shoaib to leave the country.
The charges against Shoaib are for harassment of Ayesha, cheating to marry another girl and criminal intimidation including threats to her to keep quiet, Khan said.

Siddiqui in his complaint, which was lodged hours after Shoaib confirmed his marriage with tennis star Sania Mirza on April 15, had accused the Pakistani cricketer of cheating his daughter.

The Banjara Hills police said a case under Sections 420 (cheating), 498-A (dowry harassment) and 506 (criminal intimidation) has been booked against Shoaib and they will take up the investigation after verifying facts of the complaint.

Shoaib, who landed here on Saturday, admitted to his 'nikah' with Ayesha but claimed the marriage was invalid. Shoaib accused Ayesha of cheating him as he believed the girl he was marrying was the one in the photographs sent to him by her.

Khan said an FIR has been made out and it would be followed by collection of evidence and taking legal advice since Shoaib is a Pakistani national."The Banjara Hills police have received a complaint by Ayesha Siddiqui against Shoaib Malik. We have registered a case against Shoaib. Now we will take legal opinion quickly before taking further action," Additional Commissioner of Police (Co-ordination), Dwarka Thirumala Rao said.

He said there were some legal complications involved in the case and they "will have to examine whether a foreigner committing an offence on a foreign soil comes under the purview of IPC or not"."The legal opinion will be taken quickly and we will proceed further as the marriage is on April 15," he added.

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