Shoaib asked to stay put in India

Probe begins into Ayesha plaint

Shoaib asked to stay put in India

Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik address the media in Hyderabad on Monday. AP

Shoaib  has been accused of harassment, cheating and criminal intimidation. The police recorded the statements of both parties and are collecting evidence. They have also sent the purported “nikahnama” of Shoaib and Ayesha to the Forensic Science Laboratory to verify if the signatures of the bride and groom are genuine. Earlier, Shoaib had claimed that his signature was forged.

The police have returned  Shoaib’s passport and his mobile phone which were taken from him  earlier in the day. The police have also alerted the immigration authorities and asked him not to leave the country.

A team of police officials visited the Banjara Hills residence of Sania Mirza, where he has been staying since his arrival on Saturday, and questioned him for more than an hour.
“The city police questioned Shoaib Malik for one and a half hours and also seized his passport. The  immigration authorities have been informed about the case filed against Malik and the seizure of his passport,” Additional Commissioner of Police (coordination) D Tirumala Rao said. Shoaib’s lawyer Ramesh Gupta said he was not anticipating arrest and that there was no need to take an anticipatory bail.

Meanwhile, both Shoaib and Ayesha brought their lawyers here on Monday to speak on their behalf. While talking to the media with Sania Mirza, Shoaib said he would not leave India till he cleared his name and that he was being emotionally blackmailed by Ayesha.
He said he had not done anything wrong and wondered why Ayesha was not appearing in public to make her allegations.


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