Bigg Boss 16 star Shiv Thakare and Abdu Rozik summoned by ED as a witness in money laundering case; Report

Bigg Boss 16 contestant Shiv Thakare was recently called and questioned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for an alleged money laundering case involving suspected drug lord Ali Asghar Shirazi. As per Free Press Journal, Shiv’s statement was recorded as a witness in this case. Abdu Rozik, a fellow Bigg Boss 16 contestant, was also called by the ED to appear before it.

According to the portal, Ali Asghar Shirazi had floated Hustlers’ Hospitality Pvt Ltd., which also backed the startups of Abdu Rozik and Shiv Thakare. The company reportedly gained money through narco-funding several startup projects, such as the restaurant Thakare Chai and Snacks and the food and snack brand Snacks.

Abdu Rozik has entered the fast food startup sector with Burgiir, a burger brand created in partnership with Hustlers Hospitality. According to reports, Ali Asghar Shirazi has made significant investments in Burgi. As per Free Press Journal sources, Shiv and Abdu terminated their contracts after learning about Ali Asghar Shirazi’s alleged participation in the narcotics industry.

Abdu opened his burger restaurant in Mumbai earlier in 2023, and some celebrities, like Sonu Sood, attended the grand inauguration.

Sources claim that Shiv Thakare disclosed to the ED in his statement that he had met Hustlers Hospitality director Krunal Ojha in 2022–2023 through someone. Krunal offered him a partnership with Thakare Chai and Snacks.  As per the deal, Hustlers Hospitality made a large investment in Thakare Chai & Snacks.

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