29/01/2016 4:26 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST

Nawazuddin Siddique Says The Assault Charge Against Him Was 'Planned'

Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui poses for photographers during a photo call for the film Monsoon Shootout at the 66th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddique who was reportedly booked for assaulting a woman over a parking space in their home in Versova, Mumbai denied the charge on Friday afternoon at a press conference.

In January, an FIR case was registered against the Gangs of Wasseypur (2012) actor, by 24-year-old Heena Sheikh, and her family members claiming that Nawazuddin had hit her.

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However, Nawazuddin at the press conference today, claimed that not only was the incident unfortunate and planned, he didn’t even know the lady, and had in fact never seen her before.

He also alleged that the notice had not been signed by any member of the society where he lived, strengthening his suspicion that the entire incident had been planned.

A few days after the FIR was registered, Nawazuddin’s wife filed a counter charge claiming that Sheikh and her family members forcibly entered their home, and misbehaved with them. Nawazuddin also went to the police station to record his statement, and said that he was doing his job as a responsible citizen.

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