Nawazuddin Siddiqui and his brother Shamas Nawab Siddiqui on Thursday appeared before the Enforcement Directorate office’s zonal office in Lucknow in connection with an online fraud case. They were investigated by the authorities for an hour. Calling the allegations baseless, Shamas reportedly said that all allegations levelled against them are false and that they have shown all their papers and mails to the authorities.
Their lawyer Rizwan Siddiquee has now offered his statement and clarified the whole situation on his Twitter account. He wrote, ”Advocate Rizwan Siddiquee representing Mr. Nawazuddin Siddiqui states that there seems to be a lot of chaos and confusion with regards to a summons received by my client Mr. Nawazuddin Siddiqui from the Directorate of Enforcement. In this regard I would, therefore, like to clarify once and for all that my client has only rendered services for a company named Webwork Trade Links Pvt. Ltd. as a professional (Actor), and he has no other dealings with the said company which is under investigation conducted by the Enforcement Directorate. The remuneration that my client had legally and justifiably received towards his professional services had been duly declared to every concerned government department on time, even prior to the investigation. My client who has followed the provisions of law at every stage has absolutely nothing to fear or hide, as there is no guilt. The Enforcement Directorate which is investigating the said matter has been accordingly briefed from our side.”
Digging the money trail while investigating an e-commerce scam, the Enforcement Directorate discovered links between the directors of Webwork Trade Links Private limited and Nawaz. It had earlier served him a notice asking him to explain the Rs 1.15 crore he had received from the company.
Shamas was quoted saying that Nawaz did a TV commercial for a product called ‘adsbook.com’ and he is in no way concerned with the parent company Webwork Trade Links Pvt. Ltd. It was the parent company that faced problems with the ED and Nawaz was just routinely summoned to inquire about the monetary link between the Siddiquis and the company, Shamas reportedly added.