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Nawazuddin Siddiqui under police lens for snooping on wife

SNS | New Delhi | Updated :

A fresh revelation has emerged in the Thane call data record case. The Mumbai Police’s Crime Branch has summoned actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui for investigations. However, the Bollywood actor has failed to respond, official sources said here on Friday.

Nawazuddin has been allegedly accused of spying on his wife. His name emerged after the police in Thane nabbed 11 persons, primarily private detectives, who were involved in the Call Detail Records scam.

Siddiqui had allegedly acquired CDRs of his wife Aaliya Siddiqui’s phone through a lawyer by hiring a private sleuth to keep an eye on her contacts and whereabouts, some of the accused revealed.

Nitin Thakare, Senior Police Inspector of Thane Crime Branch said, “One of the accused has revealed the name of Siddiqui during interrogation. We have issued summons to him, but he has failed to appear before us for investigations.”

Other Bollywood personalities, businessmen, and even politicians names have also cropped up as the accused have revealed, are likely to be probed soon, investigators said.

However, Thakare said the police cannot identify other suspects till the full probe into the sensational case is completed.

Incidentally, Rajani Pandit’s name cropped up during the interrogation of four other private detectives arrested in January this year — Makesh Pandiyan, Pratik Mohpal, Prashant Palekar and Jigar Makwana — all nabbed from Thane and two others later — Prashant Sonawane and Santosh Pandagle, both from Navi Mumbai.

-With IANS inputs