ALLAHABAD: The Allahabad High Court granted interim reduction in opposition to arrest of Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui and three of his relations in connection with a molestation case filed by his estranged spouse Aaliya Siddiqui.
However, the third brother, Minazuddin, did not get reduction from the courtroom as his petition was junked by a division bench of Justices Manoj Mishra and Sanjay Kumar Pachauri.
“However, considering that specific allegation of child abuse is against the petitioner no. 1 (Minajhuddin Siddiqi) only and the rest of the Petitioners have been implicated by levelling general allegation, we deem it appropriate to dispose of this writ petition by providing that in so far as the petitioner no. 2 (Faiyajuddin Siddiqi); petitioner no. 3 (Ayajuddin Siddiqi); petitioner no. 4 (Mehrunisha Siddiqi); and petitioner no. 5 (Nawajuddin Siddiqi) are concerned, the investigation shall continue and brought to its logical conclusion but they shall not be arrested in the above case till submission of police report under Section 173 (2) CrPC, provided they co-operate in the investigation,” the justices famous.
The High Court noticed that the allegations made within the FIR had been primarily in two elements as per which the primary half was in respect of the position of petitioner no. 1, which associated to youngster abuse and the second half was in respect of the complete household of the petitioner no. 1 ganging in opposition to the informant.
From the allegations, it additionally seems that respondent no. 4 (Aaliya) has taken a call to take a divorce from petitioner no 5 (Nawazuddin Siddiqui), the Bench stated.
Advocate Abhishek Yadav, who represented the petitioners submitted that the allegations had been completely false and the impugned first data report has been lodged simply to extract a beneficial settlement from petitioner no. 5, who’s a movie actor.
The Court refused to quash the FIR, stating that “be that as it may, as the allegations would require investigation, the prayer of the petitioner to quash the first information reportcannot be accepted, at this stage”. Furthermore, the petition on behalf of petitioner no. 1 was dismissed with out prejudice to his proper to use for bail/ anticipatory bail, as could also be suggested, it stated.
An FIR was filed in Muzaffarnagar by Nawazuddin’s estranged spouse in opposition to him and his relations, together with three brothers — Fayazuddin, Minazuddin and Ayazuddin and mom Mehrunissa, accusing them of assaulting her as nicely molesting a minor youngster within the household.
The FIR was filed below the POCSO Act on July 27.
In the criticism, Aaliya acknowledged that Nawazuddin was in Mumbai on the time of the incident. Aaliya alleged that she knowledgeable her husband however no motion was taken. Earlier this 12 months, Aaliya had filed for divorce from Nawazuddin.