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Kapil Sharma booked for non-payment of service tax dues

PTI  Mumbai, September 26, 2013
First Published: 18:29 IST(26/9/2013) | Last Updated: 18:31 IST(26/9/2013)

In more trouble for stand upcomedian Kapil Sharma, after the sets of his popular TV show 'Comedy Nights With Kapil' caught fire here, the Service Tax department has booked him for non-payment of tax dues amounting to around Rs. 60 lakh.

"We have booked him for not remitting the tax amount that he used to collect from organisers of his program," said an official today.

According to sources, the tax liability was around Rs. 60 lakhs. Also, he was questioned yesterday in this connection and is likely to be called again.

"If he doesn't pay, then we will have to initiate proceedings against him," the official said.

Yesterday, a massive fire broke out on the sets of the hit show at Goregaon Film city here. However, there were no human casualties in the mishap.

The show, aired on Colors channel is hosted by Kapil and often sees big Bollywood names using the platform to promote their upcoming films.

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