Mohammed Shami has to pay his ex-wife $1,600 a month in baby help

Indian cricketer Mohammed Shami has been sentenced by a Kolkata court to pay his ex-wife a monthly alimony of $1,600 (rupees 1,30,000) in a domestic violence case. The said amount is divided into personal alimony of USD 613 (Rs 50,000) and child support of USD 981 (Rs 80,000).

Shami’s estranged wife Hasin Jahan had accused him of domestic violence. On March 8, 2018, Jahan filed a complaint against her husband and older brother Hasib Ahmad, alleging threats, infidelity and dowry demands.

At the time, Jahan’s lawyer argued that Shami was paying a monthly alimony of $12,300 (10,000 rupees), which was split into two parts – personal alimony ($8,600) and child support ($3,700).

However, even after Jahan received the verdict in her favour, Jahan said that she would appeal the case as $613 a month in alimony would not be enough for her.

“Rs 50,000 is minimum for me so I have to contest that. It is true that the verdict is in my favour, but I will go to the Supreme Court as the prescribed money for my maintenance is very small given Shami’s income,” Jahan was quoted as saying by News 18.

Jahan added that she’s spent a lot of money on litigation over the years and therefore earned the money to live a “good” life.

“Having no financial support or merit, all I know is how I organized the money for so long. Therefore, I earn a lot more living to live a quality life.”

Her lawyer argued that the demand for $12,300 (Rs. 10,000) in alimony was not unjustified as Shami’s annual income is $850,000 (Rs. 7 billion) according to income tax returns for the 2020-21 financial year.

Meanwhile, Shami’s lawyer said Jahan’s request was unfounded as she has a steady source of income through her fashion career as a model.

(With contributions from agencies)

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