Nawazud­din’s niece al­leges be­ing threat­ened to with­draw her com­plaint

Hindustan Times (Jalandhar) - - NEWS - Shreya Mukher­jee shreya.mukher­jee@htlive.com

Ac­tor Nawazud­din Sid­diqui’s 21-year-old niece has filed a sex­ual ha­rass­ment case against his younger brother, at Jamia Na­gar police sta­tion in Delhi on Mon­day af­ter which she left for Bud­hana, Ut­tar Pradesh, to be with her in­laws. Since Sid­diqui’s fam­ily also re­sides there, she shares that she is “wor­ried about ev­ery­one’s safety”.

She tells us, “I’ve lived my whole life in dis­tress. Even af­ter mar­riage, th­ese peo­ple have been tor­tur­ing me, my hus­band and my in-laws, and would file cases against us.”

She shares that soon af­ter she filed the FIR, Nawazud­din called her for the first time in five years. “Nawaz bade papa called on Tues­day night and said ‘you’re like my daugh­ter, you know how much I love you’. Un­hone yeh bhi bola ki unko yeh sab pata nahi tha and that he’s there for any help I need. But he knows every­thing as I had told him and my en­tire fam­ily about it, and re­quested their help,” she re­veals.

Al­leg­ing that now Sid­diqui fam­ily has threat­ened her to with­draw the com­plaint, she claims, “We were in­formed that we’ll be in trouble if we don’t take the case back.”

When con­tacted, Nawazud­din said, “Thank you for your con­cern, but on this, no com­ment.” His other brother, di­rec­tor Shamas Nawab Sid­diqui tweeted, “... It in­di­cates the mo­tive be­hind pub­li­cis­ing this fake things in me­dia. Truth will be un­cov­ered soon­est. @CPDelhi #Nawazud­din­Sid­diqui”

PHOTO: RAAJESSH KASHYAP/HT

Nawazud­din Sid­diqui

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