The Mumbai Police is planning to summon actor Jackie Shroff’s wife, Ayesha Shroff for questioning in the Call Data Records (CDRs) case. The report comes following the arrest of lawyer Rizwan Siddiqui by the Thane Crime branch for an alleged involvement in the illegal procurement of CDRs of actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s wife.
Speaking to the media, Abhishek Trimukhe, DCP, Thane Crime Branch said, ‘Our investigations have revealed that Ayesha Shroff retrieved the CDRs of actor Sahil Khan through a private detective agency and handed it over to Rizwan. She will be summoned for questioning to understand why she procured Khan’s call records."
Ayesha Shroff with husband Jackie Shroff
Trimukhe went on to add that even actress Kangana Ranaut had shared Hrithik Roshan’s number with Rizwan, who is a celebrity lawyer who had handled legal cases of many stars.
Kangana had filed a case against Hrithik last year. Similarly, Ayesha Shroff had also filed a case of cheating against Sahil Khan.
Thane Police believe that Rizwan, who has represented several prominent celebrities, has adopted illegal means to get a hold of call detail records to help his clients win cases. The police even said that they might summon some of his clients to solve the scam. Police seized Rizwan’s laptop and phones. The lawyer, however, insists that he was arrested without following the due legal process.
Rizwan’s lawyers alleged that he is being made a scapegoat to protect Nawazuddin and his brother. The police said that Nawazuddin is only a witness.
The Crime Branch has arrested 11 people in connection with the case for obtaining call records illegally and selling it to clients. The racket was run by private detectives who used login credentials of senior cops to access CDRs from mobile network companies. They would sell the data to any client who paid amounts between Rs 30,000 and 50,000.