Udita Goswami records statement in CDR case at Thane crime branch


Udita Goswami is the next Bollywood celebrity after Jackie Shroff’s wife Ayesha Shroff to record her statement in call data records (CDR) case. On Wednesday, Udita was spotted at Thane crime branch with her husband Mohit Suri. It took more than an hour to record her statement.

Abhishek Trimukhe, deputy commissioner of Thane police (crime) said, “Udita has shared crucial information and we are working on it.”

A police officer from Thane commissionerate said, “Udita had obtained CDRs of her husband Mohit for personal reasons some two-three years ago. The CDRs were provided by advocate Rizwan Siddiqui, who obtained them from Palekar and one more accused. We have arrested Palekar while the other accused, who is suspected to be a private detective, is on the run.”

The actor came under lens after the police stumbled on a mobile chat between Rizwan and a person, said the officer. “We later learnt that the person was Udita. The chat was about CDRs and charges. That’s why we have summoned her. She and her husband have co-operated with us,” the officer said.

The case of call data theft came to light on January 24 when Thane crime branch (unit 1) arrested four private detectives Makesh Pandiyan, 42, Prashant Palekar, 49, Jigar Makawana, 35, and Samresh Jha alias Pratik Mohpal, 32, were arrested from Kalwa for allegedly illegally obtaining and selling call data records. The data was sold for Rs25,000-Rs50,000.