Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui‘s brother Minazuddin Siddiqui has been accused by his niece for sexually harassing her. She revealed it all happened when she was just 9. In her complaint, she wrote, “I was tortured a lot. As a child, I didn’t understand thinking it was my uncle, but when I grew up I realized it was a different kind of touch”. Minaz and Nawaz’s brother Shamas Siddiqui, who earlier said the truth will be uncovered soon, has now come out and spoken about the accusation made by his niece. While speaking to ETimes, he said, “She is the daughter of our brother who stays in Dehradun. She ran away from home at a minor age and married a boy; my brother had then filed a missing complaint to the connected police station. This case was going on in Dehradun and then it went to the High Court, she showed fake school certificates to prove that she was not a minor. The matter also went to the Supreme Court and they returned the case of HC, this is a two-year-old case, pending since 2018.” Also Read - Aaliya Siddiqui Records Phone Call With Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Actor Reveals ‘No Defamation Case Was Filed, Thinking About it'

According to Shamas Siddiqui, the complaint has been against Minaz, his younger brother and that there is no connection to Nawazuddin. He added, “She had made the allegations against my younger brother Minaz in her previous statement but there was clearly no mention of Nawazuddin Siddiqui. But now she is involving Nawaz bhai”. Also Read - Nawazuddin Siddiqui Sends Legal Notice to Wife Aaliya Siddiqui

Shamas says that his niece is being instigated. “Aaliya (Nawazuddin’s estranged wife) and Nawaz bhai are already in controversy and now she (niece) is being instigated to do the illegal thing. There are arrest warrants against the girl and her husband from Uttarakhand HC because they never appeared for the court dates. A fine of Rs 20000 has been levied too and her husband has been charged with POCSO Act because she was a minor”. Also Read - Nawazuddin Siddiqui Speaks on Depression And Recalls The Time When he Felt 'he Would Die Soon'

Shamas defended Nawazuddin, who himself has undergone a divorce from his wife Aaliya, who sent the actor a legal notice demanding a divorce and maintenance from him over issues related to their married life last month. According to timesofindia.indiatimes.com, Shamas said: “How can you defame one person so much? We have as many as 400 relatives, if something happens in our village so you’ll take Nawaz bhai’s name? His name is being abused. She has stated that Bade papa (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) knew about the abuse whereas Nawaz bhai is not related, he hardly ever goes to Dehradun.

“A husband-wife matter is going on and we have no involvement in that, but if you name someone, that person should stop going to his village? His mistake is that he is a grounded person and often visits his village, I have often advised him against that,” he added.

Shamas is now planning to take legal help. “I have become active but am waiting for the lockdown to end and courts to open. I believe in legal procedures and not media trials,” he concluded.