In a significant development on Friday, the Thane Police summoned actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, his wife and his lawyer in connection with probe into the Call Detail Record (CDR) scam that was unearthed in January.
According to a report by PTI, Deputy commissioner of police (crime) Abhishek Trimukhi told mediapersons that Nawazuddin, his estranged wife and the lawyer had been called after some of the arrested accused told police that an advocate had obtained CDRs of the actor’s wife from private detectives.
“Three arrested accused, Prasad Palekar, Ajinkya Nagargoje and Jigar Makhwana informed the police that an advocate had obtained the CDRs of Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s wife from private detectives. Hence to verify the same, we have summoned them,” Trimukhi was quoted by PTI.
An India Today report claimed that Rizwan Siddiqui was alleged to have illegally obtained the Call Detail Record details of the actor’s estranged wife Sheeba, who is currently engaged in bitter divorce battle with him.
The police have arrested at least 11 individuals in connection with the CDR scam, which entailed illegal procurement and sale of call records details. Nawazuddin has not yet commented on the development.
Whether Nawazuddin and his lawyer are made accused in the scam will depend on their statement before the police.
In his book, An Ordinary Life: A Memoir, Nawazuddin had written how he was married to Sheeba, who was his ‘ammi’s choice.’ Soon their marriage broke down prompting the actor to marry Anjali, his first love.