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Bigg Boss 17 Winner Munawar Faruqui, Detained By Mumbai Police In Hookah Bar Raid

Munawar Faruqui and the other detainees were charged under The Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act, 2003 or COTPA, 2003. Faruqui was present at the hookah bar during the raid and was fined after testing positive in medical tests. Senior police officials confirmed that he was allowed to leave. The raid was conducted following police intelligence suggesting the use of nicotine with tobacco products at the hookah establishment.

Edited By : Aniket Raj | Updated: Mar 27, 2024 09:12 IST
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Munawar Faruqui, the winner of Bigg Boss 17, was among several individuals detained following a police raid at a hookah bar in Mumbai’s Fort area last night. The police registered a case against the individuals, who were later released after being questioned.

As per reports, the Mumbai Police’s Social Service Branch conducted a raid on the Sabalan hookah bar located at Bora Bazaar following a tip-off. The police officer stated that their team conducted the raid based on information suggesting that patrons were using tobacco-based hookahs disguised as herbal ones.

He was released after a case was filed against him. Faruqui was charged under The Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act, 2003 or COTPA, 2003. The raid on the hookah bar took place on Tuesday evening, with 13 others also being detained.

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All detainees were charged under the mentioned act. Faruqui was present at the hookah bar during the raid and was fined after testing positive in medical tests. Senior police officials stated that he was permitted to depart. The raid occurred following police intelligence indicating the use of nicotine with tobacco products at the hookah establishment. During the raid, the police confiscated a sum of Rs 4,400 and nine hookah pots valued at Rs 13,500. Further inquiries into the matter were ongoing.

Munawar Faruqui was recently present at the iftaar gathering hosted by Baba Siddique and Zeeshan Siddique. Among the attendees were various Bollywood and TV personalities such as Preity Zinta, Shilpa Shetty Kundra, and Salman Khan.

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First published on: Mar 27, 2024 09:12 AM IST

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