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CDR row: Nawazuddin's advocate being made scapegoat, says lawyer

18 March 2018

Early today, Rizwan Siddiqui was produced before Judicial Magistrate, who remanded him in police custody till March 23.

Sukhada Narkar, spokesperson of Thane police said that police had summoned Advocate Rizwan Siddiqui for recording his statement after his name came up during the probe, but he failed to turn up. A recent call-data record report accused the actor of spying on his wife Aaliya Siddiqui, with the report being anonymously tipped to the Thane police station.

Param Bir Singh, Thane police commissioner, told the media that Nawazuddin Siddiqui has no direct role in the scam.

The duo had been summoned after some of the arrested accused had told the police that the Rizwan had obtained the CDR of the actor's wife from private detectives.

The Bollywood actor, it was suggested, was keeping an eye on his wife and her calls, via this detective who went on to record some calls en-route the Call Data Recording (CDR) done in the illegal way.

Advocate Rizwan Merchant, representing Rizwan Siddiqui, said the allegations are baseless and his client had not got a notice from the police.

It is alleged that a racket of private detectives was selling illegally obtained CDRs to lawyers and others.

Earlier in the day, the Thane police officials confirmed that the Gangs of Wasseypur star had no direct role in the case. But Nawazuddin chose to break his silence through a tweet wherein he refuted any such allegations, calling it "disgusting". His wife, surprise to most, had defended her husband and wrote a long statement on Twitter which emphasized on how "he is a soft target". She termed all the allegations false and said that the truth will come out soon.

CDR row: Nawazuddin's advocate being made scapegoat, says lawyer