Mumbai: As per the tweet posted by the popular stand-up comedian Kapil Sharma asking Prime Minister Narendra Modi, if this was the “achche din” he had promised, even as the civic body claimed the actor had been served a notice for “illegal construction”.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis was quick to respond to Sharma’s angst and assured him that strict action would be taken against the culprit.
The post of Sharma, who has over 6.22 million followers on Twitter, was ‘retweeted’ and ‘liked’ by thousands on the social media platform. Taking cognisance of the matter, Fadnavis requested Sharma to provide the authorities with necessary information to punish the culprit.
However, a senior Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) official claimed that the actor had made some “illegal construction” at his office in Versova area of suburban Mumbai and had been served a notice regarding the same, but he did not pay heed to it. “Kapil was then sent a notice by BMC on July 16 to stop or remove the construction, but he didn’t reply to it,” he said.
Meanwhile, BJP MLA Ram Kadam filed a complaint with the cyber cell of Mumbai police alleging that Sharma, by keeping mum on the “bribe” demand, did not “discharge his duty as a citizen”, and demanded a free and fair inquiry into the entire issue.
BJP MLA Kadam sought a probe into Sharma’s allegation. “Yes, I have filed a complaint against the comedian as he kept quiet on bribery issue and did not file a complaint against the officer who asked for the bribe. I know that one who gives bribe is equally responsible as the one who demands it,” he told PTI.
“Since Sharma took the Twitter route to raise his complaint, therefore, I lodged the complaint with the cyber cell and demanded to forward it to Anti-Corruption Bureau to investigate into Sharma’s allegations,” Kadam said. “As a responsible citizen, Sharma miserably failed to live up to his duty. He should have filed a case with either Mumbai Police or should have taken the help of ACB which is doing good job these days.
“I want a proper investigation into the case so that it could reach a logical conclusion,” he said. Asked about BMC’s claim that the comedian had done some illegal construction in his office, Kadam said, “This is why I have demanded a free and fair investigation, by sending summons to all the involved persons into the case and punish whosoever is the culprit.”
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