Comedian Kapil Sharma has accused leading car designer Dilip Chhabria of duping him of Rs 5.7 crore promising to deliver a customised vanity car. He recorded his statement with Crime Branch of Mumbai Police on Thursday.
In September 2020, Kapil Sharma filed a complaint with the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) alleging that he had ordered a custom vanity van in 2017 and paid Chhabria a total of Rs. 5.7 crore but it was never delivered. Sharma also alleged that Chhabria demanded more money and parking charges.
After learning of Chhabria's arrest, Kapil called up police commissioner Parambir Singh to remind him about his EOW complaint.
According to reports, Sharma had approached the National Company Law Tribunal in 2019 which froze Chhabria's bank account. The accused then asked Kapil to pay another Rs. 60 lakh which he did, but there was no sign of the van.
Sharma also revealed that in 2020, Chhabria sent him an invoice bill of Rs. 12-13 lakh for parking the yet-to-be-finished van in his garage for two years. However, this irked Kapil and he filed a formal complaint.
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