Kapil Sharma row: Activist to move court against comedy star

Activist Daundkar, in his complaints to the police, has said Sharma did not provide the name of the BMC officials who allegedly sought a bribe of Rs 5 lakh

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published:September 14, 2016 12:47 am
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TWO DAYS after urging the Mumbai Police to book stand-up comedian Kapil Sharma for allegedly violating construction norms at his bungalow, social activist and lawyer Abha Singh has decided to move the metropolitan magistrate’s court on Wednesday, demanding a direction to the police to register an FIR against him.

On Monday, Singh issued a notice on behalf of activist Santosh Daundkar, under Section 154 (3) of the Code of Criminal Procedure, to the police requesting to lodge an FIR against Sharma under sections of the Indian Penal Code, the Maharashtra Regional and Town Planning Act and the Environment Protection Act.

“A complaint was filed on Saturday with the local police station. Still, no FIR has been registered despite the fact that Sharma has committed a cognisable offence. So, we will move the Metropolitan court on Wednesday,” said Singh.

Daundkar, in his complaints to the police, has said Sharma did not provide the name of the BMC officials who allegedly sought a bribe of Rs 5 lakh, as alleged by the latter in a tweet last Friday, and had also destroyed mangroves behind his bungalow in Versova.
Meanwhile, the Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Seva Dal has also filed a complaint with the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) against Sharma under Section of 171 B of the Indian Penal Code. Officials from the ACB said they would examine the complaint and then decide further course of action.