Pakistani leg spinner Yasir Shah, who was named in the rape of an underage girl, has been acquitted of all charges after the victim turned hostile. Yasir’s name was removed from the First Information Report (FIR) after the girl retracted her statement. “The victim admitted that Yasir Shah’s name was included in the FIR due to a misrepresentation. Yasir Shah has nothing to do with the alleged rape case,” said an additional report from the Islamabad Shalimar Police Station, which the FIR is responsible for. was submitted first, as reported. by ESPNcricinfo.
Earlier, the girl’s aunt had filed an FIR claiming Yasir’s friend Farhanuddin had raped her niece at gunpoint, adding that Yasir threatened the aunt when she tried to file a complaint against Farhanuddin.
The case against the couple was registered on December 19 under sections 292-B (child pornography) and 292-C (punishment for rape) of Pakistan’s Penal Code.
“We have found that some allegations have been made against one of our centrally contracted players. The PCB is currently gathering information at the end and will only comment if in possession of full facts,” PCB had previously stated.
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