New Delhi, March 21: It all started with the arrest of lawyer Rizwan Siddiqui on March 17. Siddiqui was arrested by Thane Police for illegally possessing Call Detail Records (CDR) of actor Nawazudding Siddiqui’s wife. While the police is investigating the case, names of several Bollywood biggies have tumbled out of the secret closet of the entertainment industry. Also Read - Hrithik Roshan Summoned by CIU in 2016 Kangana Ranaut-Email Case, Read on
Lawyer Rizwan Siddiqui, who has been sent to police custody till Marh 23, has represented many Bollywood personalities, including Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Rizwan’s apparently used his professional links to procure phone numbers and other details of several celebrities. Also Read - Hrithik Roshan - Kangana Ranaut Case: Crime Branch Likely to Summon The Krrish Actor
After Jackie Shroff’s wife Ayesha Shroff and actor Sahil Khan, name of actress Kangana Ranaut has also popped up in the sensational case. Kangana, however, has rubbished the reports. Also Read - Thalaivi vs Bunty Aur Babli 2: Kangana Ranaut And Rani Mukerji to Compete With Each Other At Box Office
The actress is said to have messaged actor Hrithik Roshan’s number to Rizwan Siddiqui, and it is being investigated whether the lawyer had sourced Hrithik’s CDR as well.
“When we respond to a notice, we give all details to lawyer. To assume that these details were used to violate law and make statements based on that assumption and defame an artiste is super lame on Abhishek Trimukhi’s part. Proper investigation should be carried out before making assumptions,” a statement issued by Kangana said.
Deputy Commissioner of Police Abhishek Trimukhi had earlier said that some of the accused told police that Nawazuddin’s lawyer had obtained CDRs of Nawazuddins wife from private detectives. However, speaking to news channels, Thane police commissioner Param Bir Singh had said that Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who has turned a witness in the case, had no direct role in the CDR case. (Also Read: CDR Controversy: Celebrity Status Has Made Him The Soft Target, Says Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Wife)
The Thane police have so far arrested 12 persons in the case, including a police constable and a techie from Pune. Rajani Pandit, who is considered as country’s first private woman detective, was also arrested in the connection with the case.
The probe in the case is part of a bigger CDR scandal which was unearthed in January when the Crime Branch had arrested four detectives for illegally obtaining over 100 confidential call details.
(With inputs from agencies)