Yasir Shah named in a case concerning alleged rape of a girl

Pakistan's ace leg-spinner Yasir Shah has been named in a case concerning the alleged rape of a 14-year-old girl on December 19

Arijit Barua
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Pakistan's ace leg-spinner Yasir Shah has been named in a case concerning the alleged rape of a 14-year-old minor girl. On the complaint of a woman, an FIR (first information report) has been lodged against Yasir on December 19. The FIR has been launched at Islamabad's Shalimar police station. It states that Yasir and his friend Farhan were allegedly involved in aiding a rape and harassment of a 14-year old girl.

In the FIR, the girl said that Yasir Shah's friend, Farhan, had allegedly raped her at gunpoint. Meanwhile, he had filmed her ordeal and harassed her. The case was registered against Yasir. According to the complainant, the cricketer's friend, Farhan, under sections 292-B and 292-C (child pornography) as well as 376 (punishment for rape) of the Pakistan Penal Code.

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"When I approached Yasir Shah on WhatsApp and told him about the incident, he made fun of me and said that he likes underage girls," the complainant alleged in the FIR. 

"Yasir Shah said that he was a very influential person and that he knew a high-ranking official. Yasir Shah and Farhan rape underage girls and make videos," she alleged, as per the report.

The girl further alleged that the Test cricketer had warned her of "dire consequences" if she approached the authorities over the incident. The complainant added that Yasir offered the girl to "buy her a flat and bear all of her expenses for the next 18 years" after she approached the police.

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Pakistan Cricket Board refused to comment on the allegations against Yasir

"We have noted that some allegations have been leveled against one of our Centrally Contracted players. The PCB is presently gathering information and will only offer a comment when in possession of the complete facts"

Pakistan Cricket Board said

Islamabad Police on FIR registered against Yasir's rape allegations? "FIR of the incident is registered in Shalimar police station. The case is under investigation considering all aspects. The case will be settled soon in the light of forensic facts."

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Yasir Shah has taken 235 wickets in 46 Tests at an average of 31.08 since his debut in 2014. He also has a Test century to his name, which came against Australia in December 2019.

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