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Interim relief for comedian Kapil Sharma, Bombay HC stays demolition of his office

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India TV Entertainment Desk, New Delhi [Published on:17 Oct 2016, 17:02:14]

Star comedian Kapil Sharma was on Monday granted interim relief by the Bombay High Court when it stayed the Mumbai civic body’s notice ordering demolition of alleged illegal portion of his office in the city. 

Sharma had challenged the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) notice which had termed a portion of his office as “illegal” and had ordered its demolition. 

The notice was issued to the comedian, days after he kicked up a storm by tweeting to Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he had been asked to pay Rs. 5 lakh bribe by a civic official to sanction construction of his office in Mumbai's Versova.

"Is it your Acche Din?" the comedian-turned-actor had tweeted to PM.  

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis tweeted back to the star that action would be taken soon.

However, the BMC got back at the actor and claimed that he had flouted norms in his Versova office building and his apartment in suburban Goregaon.

The BMC also filed an FIR against Kapil Sharma for alleged unauthorised construction at his flat in suburban Goregaon.

BMC sub-engineer Abhay Jagtap had lodged a complaint at Oshiwara police station in this regard.

In the complaint, Jagtap had alleged that Sharma, who owns a flat in DLH Enclave on New Link Road in Goregaon, had violated norms and carried out illegal construction in the flat, a senior police official said.

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Kapil Sharma had challenged BMC notice in Bombay HC