Now, another FIR has been registered by the Versova police against popular stand-up comedian Kapil Sharma for allegedly violating the Environment Act.
He had apparently dumped debris near mangroves behind his bungalow, in suburban Versova, and this has not gone down too well with the police.
Sharma has also undertaken illegal construction near it. Mumbai suburban District Collector Deependra Singh Kushwah had directed officials to conduct a survey to find if Sharma violated the Act by dumping debris near the mangroves.
After the survey, the Andheri talathi filed a police complaint. “We have recorded a case under Environment Act against Sharma.”
Sharma recently took to Twitter and subjected Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to a veiled criticism, saying: “despite paying Rs 15 crore in income tax for the last five years, i was asked to pay Rs 5 lakh as bribe to a BMC official to set up my office.”
In the next tweet, Kapil Sharma jeered at Modi by asking him sarcastically if these were the ‘achhe din’.
Adding to the row, RTI activist Asad Patel filed a complaint against the actor-comedian stating that the office construction destroyed mangroves.
Meanwhile, a furious Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) demanded an apology from Sharma for making allegations on its party workers of taking a bribe from him and threatened that if he does not do so, they will not allow the shooting of his shows anymore.