Bigg Boss 16 star Shiv Thakare summoned by ED as a witness in money laundering case, read deets

    Shiv Thakare has been summoned as a witness in a money laundering case. His Bigg Boss 16 co-contestant Abdu Rozik has also been summoned regarding the same case. 

    Shiv Thakare

    Shiv Thakare

    Bigg Boss 16 fame Shiv Thakare has been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) as a witness in a money laundering case. According to a news report in Firstpost, the case is linked with incarcerated alleged drug lord Ali Asghar Shirazi. Shiv’s statement was reportedly recorded as a witness in the case.

    The Enforcement Directorate has also summoned Shiv’s Bigg Boss 16 co-contestant and close friend Abdu Rozik as a witness. Talking about the case, Ali had backed a company that had financed many start-ups including that of Thakare and Rozik. The company was found to be making money through narco-funding. These monies were channeled as investments in these start-ups which also included Shiv’s food and snacks brand called Thakare Chai And Snacks. Abdu had also opened a restaurant called Burgiir in association with this company. The report further says that both Shiv and Abdu immediately canceled their contracts with the Shirazi after finding out about his involvement in the narco business.

    In his statement, Shiv said that he had met the director of the company Krunal Ojha between 2022 to 2023 through someone. Ojha offered him a partnership deal through his eatery brand. According to the contract, the company invested a substantial amount of money in the Bigg Boss 16 first runner-up’s food and snacks brand. Thakare clarified that he had not met Shirazi and was not aware of the narco-funding background during the time of his association. The restaurant was never opened despite a press conference being held.

    Meanwhile, on the work front, Shiv is currently seen as a participant in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 11. The show has reached its final leg and fans are excited to see whether he makes it to the finale and ends up lifting the trophy. He was seen before in Khatron Ke Khiladi 13 wherein he ended up as a finalist.