The Versova, Mumbai, police have lodged an FIR against stand-up comedian Kapil Sharma for allegedly flouting the Environment Act. The FIR accuses that the popular comedian discarded garbage near mangroves adjacent to his Bungalow No. 71 in MHADA Colony in Andheri West.
Sharma hit headlines earlier this month after tagging PM Narendra Modi in a tweet, alleging that a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation official was asking him a bribe of Rs 5 lakh. The 9 September 2016 tweet said, “I am paying Rs 15 cr income tax from last 5 year n still i have to pay Rs 5 lakhs bribe to BMC office for making my office @narendramodi (sic),” drawing sharp criticism from virtually all political parties.
Though he initially emerged as a victim of corruption, he soon found himself in a hot soup, as counter allegation flew against him. He was alleged that he also violated building regulations at his apartment in suburban Goregaon. The Oshiwara police filed an FIR against Sharma under section 53(7) of Maharashtra Regional Town Planning Act (MRTP) last week.
The latest FIR only adds to the actor’s growing troubles. The case comes following an official survey of Sharma’s Versova property, which was ordered by Mumbai suburban District Collector Deependra Singh Kushwah to find whether, in fact, he made the alleged. The 19 September FIR is the result of the findings of the survey.
“We have recorded a case under Sp LAC (special local Acts) No 87/16 U/S 15 (1)(2) Environment Act against Sharma,” Mumbai police spokesperson DCP Ashok Dudhe was quoted as saying by PTI.