Nawazuddin Siddhiqui’s lawyer arrested in Thane

Nawazuddin Siddhiqui’s lawyer Rizwan Siddhiqui was arrested by Thane police for allegedly buying Call Detail Records (CDR) of Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui's wife illegally from a private detective. After the arrest, Rizwan said that he is being framed. He was sent to police custody till 23rd March,

ANI tweeted# On pretext of safeguarding interest of the main person in the case Nawazuddin Siddiqui & his brother they're trying to make Rizwan Siddiqui scapegoat. We'll challenge it in High Court: Rizwan Merchant, Rizwan Siddiqui's lawyer. Earlier, Nawaz was accused of illegally acquiring the phone calls of his wife but now the police commissioner has given clear chit on Nawaz.

The Police Commissioner of Thane has stated that Nawaz has played no role in the CDR scam and said that he is only a “witness”.

“Nawazuddin Siddiqui has no direct role in the Call Data Record (CDR) case. He was summoned as a witness & has assured cooperation,” said Parambir Singh, Police Commissioner, Thane to ANI.

Nawaz’s name came up in the CDR case when police nabbed four detectives in connection of spying. The four, whom the police identified was Makesh Pandian (42), Prashant Palekar (49), Jigar Makwana (35) and Samresh Jha (32) alias Pratik Mohpal. During the time of interrogation, they named their client Nawazuddin.

The 'Gangs of Wasseypur' star, on Saturday, responded to the reports doing the rounds of hiring detectives to get her call records.

He tweeted, "Last evening, I was helping my daughter to prepare her school project Hydroelectric Power Generator & went to her school this morning for Project Exhibition. To my surprise the media had questions about some random allegations on me #Disgust"

"Actually, CDRs (Compact Disc Recordable) are obtained only through authorised investigative agencies. But for that you need some permission from a senior cop. I guess the account was accessible to a constable in our department and he misused that accessibility to get a hard copy of Mrs Siddiqui's call records and handed it over to Nawaz. FYI, we have arrested that constable. We have also arrested a well-known private investigator Rajani Pandit in this matter."