Thane crime branch’s investigation in the CDR scam could land some more Bollywood celebrities in trouble as per latest reports.
As if now, 12 accused, including celebrity lawyer Rizwan Siddiqui have been arrested
Ayesha Shroff, actor Jackie Shroff’s wife, is one of the celebrities whose name has cropped up during the investigation.
Advocate Rizwan Siddiqui was arrested after his name came up after a private detective Prashant Palekar was arrested.
Palekar revealed that he had helped Siddiqui in pulling out CDR of actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s wife last year.
During the investigation, Thane crime branch officials found out that Ayesha Shroff had shared CDR of actor Sahil Khan with Siddiqui. Shroff and Khan were involved in a legal battle after Shroff filed a cheating case against Khan for duping her of Rs 8 crore.
Multiple allegations levelled
The case was with Oshiwara police station and the legal feud led to multiple allegations levelled by both Shroff and Khan against each other.
DCP Abhishek Trimukhe from Thane crime branch said, “Ayesha Shroff’s name surfaced when we went through records and hard disks of Siddiqui’s laptops and documents from his office. She had provided the illegally procured CDR of Khan to Siddiqui and it is suspected it could have been misused. We will summon her and will record her statement and will further probe the matter.”
Siddiqui mentioning Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan’s name
The second name, that has surfaced is of actress Kangana Ranaut who had reportedly sent an SMS to Siddiqui mentioning Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan’s name and contact details.
“We found an SMS in Siddiqui’s mobile phone sent by Kangana Ranaut and in that she had mentioned his name and his cell number. We had sought details of the number from service provider whether CDR of the number was pulled out or not. We will wait for the details and if CDR has been illegally procured we will probe further” said Trimukhe speaking to India Today.
Meanwhile, it has also been found Siddiqui has a cheating and forgery case registered against him at Warangal. Judicial Magistrate Warangal has also issued summons against him in the same case.
Arrested private detective
It was also observed that Siddiqui had been lying to Thane police that he was in touch with arrested private detective Prashant Palekar since past six months.
“Transactions found during investigation prove that Siddiqui has been dealing with the detective since 2014 and it means that he could have been that he was using the detective’s services for some other clients also,” said Senior Police Inspector Nitin Thakre from Unit I of Thane crime branch.