A show-cause notice sent to Rishi Kapoor by BMC for trimming a tree more than the permitted level

A show-cause notice sent to Rishi Kapoor by BMC for trimming a tree more than the permitted level

Rishi Kapoor

Trouble for Rishi Kapoor sees no end. Every now and then this veteran actor is in the news and unfortunately for all the wrong reasons. Today he has made it to the headlines for apparently chopping off a tree in his vicinity.

Rishi Kapoor has demolished his vintage bungalow in Pali Hill, Bandra to raise a sprawling building. He has taken all the necessary permissions from the authorities to do so. But a tree that hampered the construction had to be trimmed to ensure an easy process. Rishi Kapoor did get a permission from the BMC to trim the tree, but now, he is being accused of cutting down the tree below the permitted level.

As per reports, BMC has passed a show-cause notice to the actor and an FIR has been filed against him in this case. In the complaint, BMC has claimed, “They (actor and contractor) had trimmed the tree more than the permitted level and removed all its branches. It is serious incident which requires a detailed inquiry, so police should register a case against the actor and contractor under the Maharashtra Protection and Preservation of Trees Act.”

Sharad Ughade, assistance municipal commissioner (H-West ward) shed some light over the incident and stated, “We have issued a show-cause notice and informed police. We requested police to investigate the matter and take action under provisions of the Trees Act.”

In his defence, Rishi Kapoor has stated that he is unnecessarily being dragged in this issue. He stated, “I am not supposed to be at the site all the time and am unaware about it. The contractor may have done it unintentionally, how come I am responsible for it? I am just being victimised unnecessarily time and again by some vested interests. I am seeking legal recourse to put an end to this harassment.”

Watch this space for more update on the same. (Also Read: Rishi Kapoor wants Kapil Sharma and Sunil Grover to patch up, but we doubt it will happen)

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