Physical assault charges: Nawazuddin to file defamation case

Mumbai, Jan. 18 (ANI): Rizwan Siddiqui, the lawyer of Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, on Monday rubbished allegations of physical assault by his client and said that they would file a defamation case against the complainant after the investigation in the matter is complete.

“The allegations are baseless, that’s why we are not scared. We have taken the bail as well. Without summon, I have brought my client and asked him to give his statement and produce evidence. We will file a defamation case after investigation is completed,” said Rizwan.

The actor had earlier denied charges of assaulting a woman over parking space in his society and said that the charges are false.

“A girl named Heena Sheikh has put false allegations of assault against me. I was not summoned by the police, but being a responsible citizen I came with my lawyer and gave statement. I briefed about the actual incident,” he told the media here.

The Mumbai Police is verifying all the facts in the case.

“We are verifying all the facts. There are allegations and we have started the investigation. Nawazuddin has come to the police station, so we will consider his statement and verify. The issue is about parking in the society,” Additional Commissioner of Police Arun Chouhan said.

A police complaint has been filed against the actor and others for allegedly physically assaulting a woman during an argument over parking issue. An FIR in this regard has been filed at the Versova Police Station in Mumbai.

“Nawaz has purchased flat a year ago. He has replaced a wall and had modified it for parking. I had served several notices to him to vacate society’s compound space. He refused to accept the notice that I sent yesterday. Instead two bouncers were brought to oppose anyone attempting to park vehicle in the compound,” the complainant’s mother said.

“When my daughter started clicking pictures, Nawazuddin physically assaulted her and verbally abused her,” she added. (ANI)

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