Kapil Sharma challenges BMC’s demolition order, moves Bombay HC

| Monday, October 17, 2016 - 17:59
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Mumbai: Comedian Kapil Sharma on Monday moved Bombay High Court against Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)’s order to demolish his Versova office.

“Kapil Sharma moves Bombay HC against BMC notice to demolish alleged illegal portion of his office in Versova (Mumbai)," news agency ANI tweeted.

Challenging the BMC demolition notice, the stand-up comedian said, “BMC notice was "bad in law" and issued with "malafide intentions".

In April this year, Kapil Sharma had raked up a controversy by tweeted that some BMC officials had demanded a bribe of Rs 5 lakh from him to construct a flat in Versova.

He also targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi by saying, “are these the good days you had promised.”

“I am paying Rs 15 crore income tax from last 5 years and I still have to pay Rs 5 lakh to BMC for making my office. Yeh hain aapke achhe din,” the comedian had tweeted.

The BMC sent a formal letter to Kapil Sharma asking him to furnish the details about the officials who sought bribe from him.

“In the Versova case, the Corporation had served a notice on him on July 16. Since he did not pay heed to it, we demolished the illegal portion of his office structure on August 4. As far as another complaint is concerned, he was served notice under the Maharashtra Regional and Town Planning (MRTP) Act in April for unauthorised work on his 9th floor apartment at Goregaon (West),” said senior BMC official.


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