Mumbai, January 7
Comedian Kapil Sharma appeared earlier than the Crime Branch of Mumbai Police on Thursday to report his statement in reference to alleged dishonest and forgery case towards automotive designer Dilip Chhabria, an official stated.
The Crime Intelligence Unit (CIU) of Mumbai police had unearthed a serious DC Avanti automotive financing and forgery rip-off and arrested Chhabria in the case final month.
“During the investigation, it got here to gentle that comic Kapil Sharma had additionally been allegedly duped. He confirmed willingness to share data in reference to the case.
Accordingly, he appeared earlier than the CIU on Thursday to report his statement,” the official stated.
The alleged rip-off got here to gentle when the police seized a DC Avanti, a sports-car manufactured by Dilip Chhabria Design Pvt Ltd, in south Mumbai on a tip-off that its registration quantity was bogus.
The automotive’s proprietor produced paperwork which had been discovered to be real and confirmed that it was registered at Chennai.
However, one other automotive with identical engine and chassis quantity was discovered to be registered in Haryana, police had stated.
The probe revealed that loans averaging Rs 42 lakh per automotive had been availed by Dilip Chhabria Design Pvt Ltd for DC Avantis manufactured by it in the identify of bogus clients, it stated.
As many as 120 DC Avanti vehicles have been offered in India and overseas, and not less than 90 of them had been allegedly used for acquiring loans fraudulently.
The vehicles had been on paper hypothecated to the finance agency however had been already offered off to clients, the investigators claimed.
Various Non-Banking Finance Companies together with BMW Financial Services had been duped in this manner, police have stated. — PTI