Nawazuddin released CCTV footage, denies sis-in-law's charges

Nawazuddin Siddhiqui released the CCTV footage of his residence and proved that neither he nor his family members tourtured his sister-in-law Afreen as claimed by her. The actor further said that she has done this to gain publicity as he is a “soft target”.

The woman in her complaint to the police stated that her husband Minauzzidin, and his siblings actor Nawazuddin, Faizuddin, Majuddin and sister-in-law Saima were harassing and torturing her for dowry. She made serious allegations against the actor saying that he kicked her in the stomach when she was three months pregnant.

To prove that he and his family was not wrong, Nawazuddin publicly released a CCTV footage of September 28 of his residence and said that the real culprit behind all this is her uncle. “I am just contradicting all the allegations that have been made against me,” Nawazuddin said in a press meet on Sunday .“I’m falsely charged by my sister-in-law because I am a soft target for her. She wants to get publicity from all this. I’m an actor, so that could also be a reason for her allegations. Had it happened with a common man, it would not have made headlines,” Nawazuddin added.

Explaining the footage, Nawazuddin said that his sister-in-law’s uncle and his wife came at his place with a “proper plan of robbery”. “They said that when the whole incident happened, the CCTV camera was switched off and we hit them. But thankfully CCTV camera was on. So, clearly they are proved wrong here,” Nawazuddin said.

“Secondly, they said that I hit that woman in her stomach. However, in the CCTV footage that I have issued publicly on YouTube, you can clearly see that I have not even touched her.”“Thirdly, they said when we were beating them, they were shouting and all our neighbours came in. However, again you can see that when they robbed us and were fleeing, except for the family nobody else was there,” he added.

Nawazuddin shared the inside details about his family “There was nothing wrong between Minauzzidin and his wife. He is a farmer. They were living happily. Maybe her uncle had some plan in his mind. He used to take money from us,” Nawazuddin said.

Nawazuddin also filed a police complaint against his sister-in-law and her uncle at his hometown on Saturday.

“At first, I tried to settle all this in family itself. That woman is also part of my family only. I don’t like my family matters to go out in public. I was trying to do settlement with them,” he said.

Nawazuddin also shared that around “Rs 15,000-16,000 in cash, and some gold ornaments” are missing from his house.

The actor also added that the police is investigating the case.