Kapil Sharma Says Dilip Chhabria Duped Him of Rs 5.7 Cr: Report

On 28 December last year, car designer Dilip Chhabria was arrested in a forgery and cheating case.

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Comedian Kapil Sharma has been summoned by the Mumbai Police.

Comedian Kapil Sharma has said that he was duped of Rs 5.7 crore by Dilip Chhabria after being promised a customised vanity van, as per a report by The Times of India.

Sharma was summoned by the Crime Branch of Mumbai Police for his statement in connection with car designer Dilip Chhabria's alleged cheating and forgery case on Thursday (7 January), the Mumbai Police has been quoted as saying by ANI.

In September 2020, Kapil Sharma had filed a complaint with the economic offences wing (EOW) alleging that he had ordered a customised vanity van in 2017 and paid Chhabria Rs 5.7 crore. However, the van was never delivered. Sharma also alleged that Chhabria kept demanding more money.

“A preliminary inquiry shows that it is a case of cheating and misappropriation of funds. We are in the process of registering the FIR,” joint commissioner of police (crime) Milind Bharambe told the publication.

On 28 December last year, Dilip Chhabria was arrested in a forgery and cheating case. The founder of DC Design, a car modification studio, Chhabria was allegedly taken into custody for a multiple car registration racket, under forgery, breach of trust, criminal conspiracy and cheating, under Section 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), The Times of India reported.

Bharambe had confirmed the arrest. A modified car worth around Rs 75 lakh by DC Designs had been seized by the police, reported PTI.

Chhabria has modified cars and vanity vans for many celebrities.

(With inputs from The Times of India)

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