However, Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s brother Shamas revealed that this case has been going on since two years and it is now that she decided to speak about it in the media. Speaking exclusively to ETimes, Shamas said, “She is the daughter of our brother who stays in Dehradun. She ran away from home at a minor age and married a boy; my brother had then filed a missing complaint to the connected police station. This case was going on in Dehradun and then it went to the High Court, she showed fake school certificates to prove that she was not a minor. The matter also went to the Supreme Court and they returned the case of HC, this is a two year old case, pending since 2018.”
According to Shamas, in her previous statement Nawazuddin’s niece has mentioned Minaz but there has been no connection to the actor. “She had made the allegations against my younger brother Minaz in her previous statement but there was clearly no mention of Nawazuddin Siddiqui. But now she is involving Nawaz bhai. Aaliya and Nawaz bhai are already in controversy and now she (niece) is being instigated to do the illegal thing. There are arrest warrants against the girl and her husband from Uttarakhand HC because they never appeared for the court dates. A fine of Rs 20000 has been levied too and her husband has been charged with POCSO Act because she was a minor.”
Defending Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Shamas added, “How can you defame one person so much? We have as many as 400 relatives, if something happens in our village so you’ll take Nawaz bhai’s name? His name is being abused. She has stated that Bade papa (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) knew about the abuse whereas Nawaz bhai is not related, he hardly ever goes to Dehradun. A husband-wife matter is going on and we have no involvement in that, but if you name someone, that person should stop going to his village? His mistake is that he is a grounded person and often visits his village, I have often advised him against that.”
Shamas has been working closely with Nawazuddin since nine years now and was working on a script when the controversy broke. Shamas added that he is planning to take the legal route in this matter once courts are operational. “I have become active but am waiting for the lockdown to end and courts to open. I believe in legal procedures and not media trials,” he concluded.