Parag Madhu Sanghvi (48) of PB Lifestyle has filed FIR against his partner and actor-producer Sachiin Jagdishprasad Joshi of Viiking Ventures alleging that the latter has committed a scam of Rs 58 crore by not paying him the royalty for Playboy Beer Garden franchise located in Baner and Koregaon Park area.
Assistant Commissioner of Police Dr Shivaji Pawar confirmed the developments and stated that the FIR has been registered after a complaint was received in the matter.
Sanghvi, a resident of Andheri (West) in Mumbai has filed a complaint in this regard at the Chatuhshrungi police station. Based on his complaint, Chatuhshrungi police have booked Joshi, a resident of Powai in Mumbai.
According to police, Sanghvi had entered into a contract with Joshi and his partners in Viiking Media And Entertainment Private Limited company. As per the contract, Joshi was supposed to pay royalty for the franchise of Playboy Beer Garden at Baner and Koregaon Park. However, Joshi has not made the payment to Sanghvi since 2016.
Sanghvi had then filed a complaint with Pune police about this. His complaint was investigated primarily by the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Crime Branch of Pune Police. Upon these investigations, FIR has been registered against Joshi. Assistant Police Inspector H M Nanaware is investigating the case.
Earlier, as per a PTI report, former employees of Joshi's company Viiking Ventures had in May 2020 alleged about non-payment of salaries amounting to Rs 31 lakh since March 2019.