The Oshiwara police is likely to summon comedian Kapil Sharma and actor Irrfan Khan to seek explanations on the alleged violations, which are made by them under section 53 (7) of the Maharashtra Regional Town Planning Act (MRTP), 1966.
This section deals with the prosecuting flat owners for not complying with the notices against the unauthorised constructions. The police had searched for the duo at their residences on Tuesday, but they remained unavailable.
Kapil Sharma & Irrfan Khan
Senior police inspector at Oshiwara police station, Subhash Kanvilkar said, “We have searched for them at their residence. However, they are not available. We are further investigating into the allegations made against Sharma and Khan and will also be collecting all the required evidence. Once they are traced, they will be given the notice to appear for the police probe and would also be asked to explain the facts of the charges that levelled against them. The notice will be basically the intimation that cases are registered against them and under what charges they have been registered. If they will cooperate with the police investigation, then there will be no need to arrest them. The offence in which they have been booked is bailable at police stations.”
Conviction under the relevant section of the MRTP Act has a jail term varying from one month to three years, and also a fine of Rs2,000-5,000. “Once the probe is over, a final report will be presented to the court with all the evidences,” said another officer.
Sharma and Khan are booked for illegal construction. Separate FIRs have been filed against Sharma and Khan on Monday by Abhay Dinkar Jagtap (39), sub-engineer, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) P/South ward for alleged unauthorised extensions in their flats on the ninth floor and fifth floor in DLH Enclave in Goregaon.