Islamabad: Pakistan Test leg-spinner Yasir Shah and his friend, Farhan have been named in a case concerning the alleged rape of a girl.
The aunt of the girl at the center of the complaint filed a FIR (First Information Report) at Islamabad’s Shalimar police station on December 19. Shah and his friend, Farhan, were charged under sections 292-B and 292-C (child pornography) and 376 (rape penalty) of the Pakistan Penal Code, according to the complainant.
The complaint came from an alleged event that occurred on August 14 of this year. In this case, no arrests have yet been made. The Pakistan cricketer, on the other hand, is yet to reply to the issue.
In the FIR, the girl has alleged that Yasir’s friend, Farhan kidnapped her at gunpoint, raped her, made videos of her, and later made threats to her.
The girl has alleged that Yasir Shah helped his friend and later with Farhan threatened her that if she raised any voice they would release her videos.
According to the complaint filed with the police, the girl says when she contacted Yasir on WhatsApp pleading for his help he laughed at her and told her to keep quiet about the whole issue. The girl also claimed that when she went to the police station, Yasir offered her a property and monthly payments provided she stayed silent for 18 years.
Yasir didn’t travel to Bangladesh for the recent Test series as he is nursing a finger injury.
Meanwhile, as per a report in ESPNCricinfo, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said: “We have noted that some allegations have been leveled against one of our Centrally Contracted players.”
“The PCB is presently gathering information at its end and will only offer a comment when in possession of complete facts.”