Bribe row: BMC assures action, asks Kapil Sharma to reveal names

Mumbai [India], Sept. 9 : Under fire post Kapil Sharma's claim that he had to pay a bribe of Rs. five lakh for getting approval for an office in spite of paying income tax regularly, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Friday asked the comedian to reveal the names of the erring officials while asserting that appropriate action would be taken against them.

BMC's Vigilance Department chief Manohar Pawar said the corporation has taken the complaint seriously, adding that such cases are not tolerated.

"But it is imperative for Sharma to give us the name and details. Thereafter, the corporation will take necessary actions according to the rules and regulations," said Pawar while reacting to Sharma's tweet.

Earlier today, Sharma lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on having to pay a "bribe" of Rs. five lakh to the BMC to get his office made, enquiring if that is what is meant by his "acche din". "I am paying 15 cr income tax from last 5 year n still i have to pay 5 lacs bribe to BMC office for making my office @narendramodi.

Yeh hain aapke achhe din ? (these are your achhe din?)," he said in a series of tweets. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis earlier assured the comedian that the culprit would not be spared.

"Kapilbhai pls provide all info. Have directed MC,BMC to take strictest action. We will not spare the culprit," Fadnavis tweeted..

Source: ANI