Shoaib has to appear in court with Ayesha: Indian police

HYDERABAD: Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik, who is all set to marry Sania Mirza in can get back his passport in about a week''s time after he completes all legal formalities, Indian police said.

He has to appear in person before a local court along with city girl Ayesha Siddiqui for closure of the criminal case filed against him by her, a senior police officer said.

"Shoaib''s passport is in the possession of a court. Now Ayesha has given a letter to us seeking withdrawal of FIR against the cricketer. He will get back his passport from the court itself which might take a week''s time," Additional Commissioner of Police (Crimes) K Narasimha Reddy told reporters in Hyderabad.

"Shoaib also needs to file a petition with the court for getting back his passport. Both Shoaib and Ayesha have to appear in person before the court or Lok Adalat for closure of the case and only after the case gets closed he can get his passport," the senior police officer explained.