Moin the wife-beater arrested, granted bail

Published: Wednesday, January 17, 2007, 23:53 [IST]
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Lahore:Former Pakistan captain Moin Khan has been arrested for torturing his wife before a judicial magistrate granted him bail.

The retired wicketkeeper-batsman was produced before a judicial magistrate yesterday after being booked and the former player was later granted bail.

According to reports, Moin was arrested by the Darakhshan police late Monday night after his wife Tasleem alias Shama Seher made a phone call complaining she had been beaten.

According to Town Police Officer (TPO) ASP Azad Khan, a police team reached Moin's house at midnight to find the former cricketer screaming at the top of his voice at his wife.

After some jostling, Moin was taken in preventive detention under Section 151 of the CrPC, the TPO said.

The couple was taken to the Darakhshan police station from where Moin was taken for a medical examination. Shama was also taken for medical examination for her injuries.

''If injuries are reported by the doctors examining her or a blood test confirms that he was intoxicated, the law will take its course,'' said the TPO.

Shama later told Daily Times that Moin doubted her fidelity and hit her under the influence of alcohol.

''This isn't something new, it's been like this for a while,'' she said.

''He accused me of being involved with his friends. I asked why he was beating me and he told me that he hated the look of my face,'' she added.

''Things were normal but I don't know what had happened as recently he started to get harsh after drinking. I think that Moin still thinks of himself as a... star,'' said Shama, who is in showbusiness.

Turning the heat on her husband, she alleged Moin of having affairs and said, ''Cricketers have the same life ... cricketers treat their wives like this,'' she rued.

Moin, accompanied by a friend, later came after being released on bail to collect his belongings.


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