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Munawar Farooqui caught in hookah parlor raid: Mumbai Police detained 13 people including comedian, released after interrogation


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On Tuesday night, Mumbai Police raided a hookah parlor and detained stand-up comedian and 'Bigg Boss 17' winner Munawar Farooqui and 13 other people. All of them have been released after interrogation. A case has been registered against everyone.

ANI has shared this information on this matter by tweeting.

ANI has shared this information on this matter by tweeting.

Mumbai Police had received a tip
An officer associated with the raid that took place at Hotel Sabalan Hookah Parlor in Fort area said that the police had received information that tobacco was being consumed in this hookah parlor. After this the police reached there to raid and took 13 people into custody. Munawar Farooqui was also included among these people.

9 hookah pots worth Rs 13,500 seized
Police raided this illegally running hookah parlor and seized Rs 4,400 in cash and 9 hookah pots worth Rs 13,500. A case has been registered under sections of the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act.

Munawwar shared this photo from the airport at 4.55 am.

Munawwar shared this photo from the airport at 4.55 am.

Seen at Mumbai airport on Wednesday morning
After the news of his detention by Mumbai Police came to light, Munawar Farooqui shared a picture of the airport on his Instagram. While sharing a selfie, Munawwar wrote, 'I am traveling even after being tired.'

Was accused of inciting religious sentiments in 2021
However, this is not the first time that Munawwar's name has been linked to some controversy. In 2021, Munawwar was accused of inciting religious sentiments. He had made controversial comments on Hindu Gods and Goddesses in one of his stand up acts. FIRs were also registered against him in many states. He was also arrested and remained in jail for 37 days.

Munawar with the show's host Salman Khan after winning the Bigg Boss 17 trophy.

Munawar with the show's host Salman Khan after winning the Bigg Boss 17 trophy.

Have won many reality shows
After coming into controversies, Munawwar first participated in Kangana Ranaut's reality show 'Lock Up' in 2022. He was also the winner of its season 1. After this, he also became the winner of 'Bigg Boss 17' last year.

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