Mumbai Police are within the course of of submitting a case of misappropriation and dishonest against automotive designer Dilip Chhabria over a grievance lodged against him by comic Kapil Sharma just a few months again for allegedly duping him to the tune of Rs 5.30 crore, which he had paid for manufacturing an arrogance bus, an official stated. Chhabria was arrested final week, after the Crime Intelligence Unit (CIU) of Mumbai police unearthed a serious DC Avanti automotive financing and forgery rip-off.
“Comedian Kapil Sharma on Thursday visited Mumbai Police Commissioner”s Office in South Mumbai and lodged his complaint against Dilip Chhabria Designs Pvt Ltd,” the official stated.
Based on the grievance, the police are within the course of of registering an offence of prison misappropriation and dishonest against Chhabria, he stated.
After assembly senior officers on the CP workplace, Sharma went to the CIU to report his assertion.
“As per the complaint, Sharma had paid Rs 5.30 crore to Chhabria”s DC Designs Private Limited company between March and May 2017 for manufacturing a vanity bus, but there was not any progress in it,” stated Milind Bharambe, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime).
After the GST regime got here into impact in 2018, DC Designsdemanded Rs 40 lakh extra from Sharma, which the comic paid, he stated, including that even after making the cost, the bus was not prepared.
“In 2019, Sharma then approached the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) and after a preliminary inquiry, the tribunal froze the bank accounts of DC Designs,” he stated.
After that, Chhabria once more approached Sharma and instructed him that he would manufacture the self-importance bus provided that he pays Rs 60 lakh extra. However, Sharma refused to pay the quantity, the official stated.
DC Designs then despatched a invoice of about Rs 12-13 lakh to Sharma for parking the self-importance bus”s chassis, engine and half- constructed car of their premises, he stated.
“Thereafter, Sharma approached the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Mumbai Police in September 2020 and registered a complaint against DC Designs and preliminary enquiry in the case was on,” he stated.
“The final decision about the complaint was taken today and we are in the process of registering a separate case of misappropriation and cheating against Chhabria,” stated the senior police officer.
Meanwhile, earlier than leaving the CP workplace premises, Kapil Sharma instructed reporters that he was there to report his assertion in connection along with his grievance.
“The person against whom I had filed a complaint has already been already arrested by the police in a different case,” he stated.
The CIU had unearthed the DC Avanti automotive financing and forgery rip-off. During the probe of the automotive financing racket, it was revealed that loans averaging Rs 42 lakh per automotive have been availed by DC Designs Pvt Ltd for DC Avanti automobiles manufactured by it within the identify of bogus clients.
As many as 120 DC Avanti automobiles have been bought in India and overseas, and at the least 90 of them have been allegedly used for acquiring loans fraudulently.