A BMC official told PTI that Rishi Kapoor was given "permission to trim six branches of the tree." The official told PTI: "However, subsequent inspection revealed that the tree has been reduced to its trunk. The branches were not trimmed but chopped off."
Rishi Kapoor has been given 24 hours to explain why BMC should not initiate action against him. If he fails to give an adequate reason then, "BMC will file a police complaint, for registering a case under the Maharashtra (Urban Areas) Protection and Preservation of Trees Act, and Section 155 of the Code ofCriminal Procedure," the official told PTI.
Rishi Kapoor stays in the Pali Hill bungalow with his mother Krishna Raj Kapoor and wife Neetu Singh. His son, actor Ranbir Kapoor, stays in a separate apartment nearby.
Rishi Kapoor was last seen in 2016 film Kapoor And Sons and his upcoming film is Manto, directed by Nandita Das, and co-starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Rasika Duggal.
(With PTI inputs)