New Delhi: Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui's lawyer Rizwan Siddiqui has been arrested by the Thane Police in connection with the Call Data Records (CDR) racket that was unearthed in January. As per several media report, the senior advocate was arrested on Friday evening.
Siddiqui, who has represented several celebrities including Kangana Ranaut, will be brought to Thane court on Saturday morning. So far, the Thane's Crime Branch has arrested 11 people in connection with the case that illegally supplied call record details.
Last week, Nawazuddin and his wife Anjali were summoned by Thane's Crime Branch in connection with the racket.
The police had earlier declared that Nawazuddin had allegedly sought call details of his wife Anjali's phone conversation through Rizwan. However, in his response, the actor dismissed the allegations by terming all them 'disgusting'.
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 pic.twitter.com/APPaEK373q
— Nawazuddin Siddiqui (@Nawazuddin_S) March 10, 2018
His wife Anjali also rubbished rumors in a Facebook post and claimed, "Rahi baat, CDR se judi iss nai controversy ki to, sachchaai jaldsabke saamne aa jayegi. Bas main yahan itna hi kahungi ki Nawaz par lagaaye gaye allegation poori tarah se jhoote aur be-buniyaad hain. Celebrity hone ke karan, unhein soft target banaya gaya hai…" (About this new CDR controversy, the truth will come out soon. All I want to say is all the allegations against Nawaz are false and baseless. He is being targeted just because he is a celebrity.)
A source told Times Now that Nawazuddin will be called to record his statement on the matter.