THANE: After Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s name cropped up for allegedly spying on his wife, the actor has dismissed these as ‘random allegations’.
“Last evening, I was helping my daughter to prepare her school project Hydroelectric Power Generator and went to her school this morning for Project Exhibition. To my surprise, the media had questions about some random allegations on me. #Disgust,” Nawazuddin tweeted on Saturday morning.
The acclaimed award-winning actor has been accused of spying on his wife. His name cropped up after the Thane police’s Crime Branch nabbed 11 persons, mainly private detectives, who were involved in the Call Detail Records (CDR) scam.
According to statements by some of the accused, Siddiqui had allegedly acquired CDRs of his wife’s phone through an advocate by hiring a private sleuth to keep an eye on her contacts and whereabouts.
The police on Friday said Nawazuddin has not responded to police summons in this matter.
Deputy commissioner of police (crime) Abhishek Trimukhi told media persons that the three had been called after some of the arrested accused had told police that an advocate had obtained CDRs of the actor’s wife from private detectives.
“Three arrested accused, Prasad Palekar, Ajinkya Nagargoje and Jigar Makhwana informed the police that an advocate had obtained the CDRs of Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s wife from private detectives. Hence to verify the same, we have summoned them,” Trimukhi said.
The CDR racket was unearthed on January 24 when police, acting on a tip-off, nabbed four private detectives from Kalwa in the district.
The four, whom the police identified as Makesh Pandian, Prashant Palekar, Jigar Makwana and Samresh Jha had at the time revealed the name of renowned woman detective Rajani Pandit who too was subsequently arrested.
Since then, Trimukhi said, 11 persons had been arrested in the scam which involved the illegal procurement and sale of CDRs of private individuals.