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Kapil Sharma saga: Important developments so far

mumbai Updated: Sep 13, 2016 19:55 IST
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Comedian Kapil Sharma courted controversy after he tweeted about BMC officials demanded Rs 5 lakh bribe from him(HT Photo)

Cops to check OC to pinpoint alleged alterations in flats

In the latest twist to the ongoing Kapil Sharma saga, the Oshiwara police will now be scrutinisng the alleged alterations made by comedian and actor Kapil Sharma, actor Irfan Khan and others, to their apartments in DLH Enclave. To do so, officials will be using the original floor plan approved by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). A total of six FIRs have already been registered against the two actors and four others, including the developer.

Read: Cops to check OC to pinpoint alleged alterations in flats

Oshiwara police lodge FIRs against Sharma, Irrfan Khan

The Oshiwara police registered six FIRs, including those against comedian Kapil Sharma and actor Irrfan Khan, on Monday for making alterations to their apartments in their residential tower in Oshiwara, against the BMC plan. Separate FIRs have been registered against four more residents, including the developer MS Dev Land and Housing Pvt Ltd, who owns an apartment. Sharma and Khan are residents of DLH Enclave CTS no. 1A/1B/2 Goregaon village on New Link Road. While Sharma owns a flat on the ninth floor, Irrfan owns a flat on the fifth floor.

Read: Oshiwara police lodge FIRs against Sharma, Irrfan Khan

Kapil controversy fallout: BMC to survey 100 Andheri bungalows for illegalities

After comedian Kapil Sharma faced the heat over illegal alterations made to his Andheri bungalow, there are indications that another 100-odd bungalow owners in the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) layout in the area may also find themselves in the firing line.

Read: Kapil controversy fallout: BMC to survey 100 Andheri bungalows for illegalities

MNS files non-cognisable complaint against Kapil Sharma

Two political parties responded to comedian Kapil Sharma’s tweets to Prime Minister Narendra Modi — which alleged corruption in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) — in starkly different ways. The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) registered a police complaint against him for not approaching the concerned government department to register a bribery case, while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) tried to approach him personally to request the same.

Read: MNS files non-cognisable complaint against Kapil Sharma

Probe confirms Kapil Sharma destroyed Versova mangrove

Owners of 50-60 homes —including actor-comedian Kapil Sharma — in Versova have extended their properties into 10 metres of protected wetlands over the past three years and destroyed mangroves, said officials of the state mangrove cell who visited the site on Monday. The inspection was done after environmental activists complained that Sharma and his neighbours had encroached upon the mangroves in their backyard.

Read: Probe confirms Kapil Sharma destroyed Versova mangrove

Mangrove activists file 2 cases against Kapil

Two city-based activists filed two separate complaints with the Versova Police station on Saturday morning against comedian-actor Kapil Sharma for the alleged dumping of debris at wetlands and the destruction of mangroves near his Andheri (West) office.

Read: Mangrove activists file 2 cases against Kapil

Kapil yet to reveal names of ‘bribe-seeking’ BMC officials

A day after he tweeted that civic officials demanded a bribe of Rs 5 lakh for regualrising an extension to his Andheri bungalow, comedian-actor Kapil Sharma is yet to name any such official. But controversy continues to dog Sharma. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will now write to the local revenue office and forest department informing them of the destruction of mangroves that had taken place while Sharma carried out extension work of his bungalow at Andheri.

Read: Kapil yet to reveal names of ‘bribe-seeking’ BMC officials

I only expressed my anger against corruption: Kapil Sharma

Comedian-actor Kapil Sharma on Saturday clarified that his complaint regarding a bribe demanded by the Mumbai civic body official was out of anger against corruption and his move was not politically motivated.

Read: I only expressed my anger against corruption: Kapil Sharma

BMC issued stop-work notice to Kapil’s under-construction office in July

In a complete twist to the Kapil Sharma saga, wherein he had earlier tweeted about BMC officers demanding Rs5 lakh bribe for his office work, it has now come to the fore that the extension of his under-construction office in Andheri is illegal. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had issued a stop work notice to Sharma under section 354 of the Mumbai Municipal Corporation Act on July 16.

Read: BMC issued stop-work notice to Kapil’s under-construction office in July

Kapil Sharma tweets BMC officer demanded Rs5 lakh bribe, CM assures action

On Friday morning, Sharma took to twitter to vent his frustration on being asked to pay Rs5 lakh to a BMC official to get his office done. The TV star even tagged Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking “Yeh hai aapke acche din?”

Read: Kapil Sharma tweets BMC officer demanded Rs5 lakh bribe, CM assures action

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