Gulberg Police on Wednesday registered a complaint against test cricketer, Mohammad Sami, and three of his friends over a car accident on Sunday.
Gulberg Police duty officer told The Express Tribune that Sami and his friends are accused of mischief, causing damage and rash driving. He said that the complaint was filed by Advocate Farrukh Ilyas Cheema.
Speaking to The Tribune, Cheema said that Sami, who had been driving the car, had hit Cheema’s car from behind near Hussain Chowk in Gulberg on May 26.
He said Sami gave up his CNIC and promised to pay for the damage the next day.
“When I called him the next day, he told me he would see me after he returned from Sri Lanka,” he said.
“The next day, Shaukat Bhatti, came to my office and gave me a cheque for Rs30,000,” he said. “I took it and returned Sami’s CNIC.”
However, he said that on Wednesday, Bhatti demanded that the cheque be returned and threatened him. He said he had then decided to file a complaint with the police.
Shaukat Bhatti told The Tribune that Cheema’s car had only a dent on a door.
“I gave him a Rs30,000 cheque as a guarantee for Sami’s CNIC,” he said.
“We asked Cheema to visit Sahara Motors on Jail Road to get the door repaired but he demanded that we replace it with a new one,” he said.
“We told him that if he wanted a new door, he should contribute 50 per cent,” he said.
He said that on learning about media reports of an FIR, he had called Cheema and offered to pay for replacing the door at a cost of Rs25,000.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 1st, 2012.