Kapil Sharma, Irrfan Khan May Face Action Over Illegal Construction

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Mumbai:  When comedian Kapil Sharma caused a sensation last week with his tweets alleging corruption in the Mumbai civic body, he had probably not bargained for more trouble.

A sub-engineer of the BMC has filed an FIR or police complaint against him for unauthorised construction at his flat in suburban Goregaon in north Mumbai, said Mumbai Police spokesperson DCP Ashok Dudhe. In a separate case, a similar complaint was also filed against actor Irrfan Khan. In the complaint against Mr Sharma, BMC official Abhay Jagtap has alleged the Kapil Sharma Show host had violated norms and carried out illegal construction in the flat, a senior police official said.

Besides Kapil Sharma and Irrfan Khan’s flats, the municipal body has found violations in 15 other flats in the building and has already served notices to their owners. Mr Sharma had sparked a controversy last week by alleging that he had been asked to pay a bribe of Rs. 5 lakh by an official of BMC and taking a jab at Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the tweet. The civic body, in turn, claimed that the actor had flouted norms in his Versova office building and his apartment in suburban Goregaon.

Earlier in the day, the Raj Thackeray-led MNS filed a complaint against the artist for not backing up his claims by naming the official.

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