The Versova police has registered an FIR against actor-producer-cum stand-up comedian Kapil Sharma for destroying mangroves and constructing illegal construction near four bungalows in Andheri (west). The police registered an offence under the Environment Protection Act.
Earlier in the day, metropolitan magistrate court, Andheri heard a complaint filed by social activist Santosh Daundkar and ordered registration of an FIR against Sharma and other people involved in the violation. “Judge A.A. Panchbhai was convinced by our argument about the illegal construction allegedly made by Sharma in a mangrove buffer zone. It’s a known fact that the accused is in possession of a small bungalow in Andheri (west). At this place he started doing illegal construction by adding additional floors that violates the law,” said advocate Abha Singh, who appeared in the court on behalf of the complainant.
“Despite refrained from carrying out illegal construction as well as change of use of a land falling in Coastal Regulation Zone area, Sharma went ahead and tweeted about Rs 5 lakh bribe demanded from him. But he never disclosed the name of the bribe seeker …an added criminality on (his) part,” Ms Singh said.