Thane: In a big relief to the fans of Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who has been accused of spying his wife, the Crime Branch of Mumbai Police on Saturday said that that actor had no direct role in the Call Data Record case.
"Nawazuddin Siddiqui has no direct role in the Call Data Record (CDR) case. He was summoned as a witness and has assured cooperation," news agency ANI quoted Parambir Singh, Police Commissioner, Thane as saying.
The police official added that the actor has been summoned as a witness and that he has assured the police of cooperation.
Earlier, it was reported that Siddiqui and his wife were summoned by Thane`s crime branch in connection with the Call Data Records (CDR) racket that was unearthed in January. The duo had been summoned after some of the arrested accused had told the police that the actor's advocate Rizwan Siddiqui had obtained the CDR of the actor's wife from private detectives.
It is alleged that a racket of private detectives was selling illegally obtained CDRs to lawyers and others. The Thane police have so far arrested 12 persons in the case.
Early today, Rizwan Siddiqui was produced before Judicial Magistrate, who remanded him in police custody till March 23. It is to be noted that advocate Siddiqui has represented many noted celebrities, including actress Kangana Ranaut.
Earlier, the Nawazuddin dismissed all the allegations against him calling them random and disgusting. Later, his wife also came out in his support stating that her husband is a soft target just because he is a celebrity. She termed all the allegations false and said that the truth will come out soon.