The controversy over the alleged first marriage of Shoaib Malik [ Images ] with Hyderabadi girl Ayesha Siddiqui took yet another turn on Sunday with the Banjara Hills police station in Hyderabad registering a cheating case against the Pakistan cricketer.
Police said the case was registered on a complaint by Ahmad Siddiqui that Shoaib had cheated his daughter Ayesha Siddiqui alias Maha Siddiqui.
In his complaint Siddiqui said Shoaib had married his daughter on June 3 2002 over telephone from Pakistan but later deserted her. He enclosed a copy of the Nikahnama (marriage certificate) issued by the authorities in Pakistan.
Siddiqui, who was earlier based in Jeddah [ Images ], Saudi Arabia, alleged that Shoaib is now threatening him.
The Siddiquis lodged the complaint soon after Shoaib admitted, in a written statement, that he had married a girl Ayesha over phone but she was different from the Ayesha Siddiqui who is now claiming to be his wife. He made a counter allegation that Ayesha had cheated him by sending him photos of another girl who was already married.
Shoaib is due to marry Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza [ Images ] on April 15.