NCP MP and actor Amol Kolhe accuses cops of seeking free passes

Kolhe has alleged that the Pimpri-Chinchwad police threatened to shut down his play if he did not give them free passes to the show. He has demanded that deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, also home minister, look into the matter and pull up the corrupt cops.

“They threatened me saying, ‘If you don’t give us free tickets, we shall see how your show goes on’,” Kolhe told an audience gathered in the Pimpri-Chinchwad theatre this evening,  with folded hands from the stage.

“In  Nashik, the police commissioner bought tickets for 2,500 police personnel and their families. The shows are going house full because parents are bringing their children to acquaint them with the story of Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj. My humble request to the Maharashtra police is: do not tarnish your glorious image. You fought terrorists on 26/11, and many sacrificed their lives during Covid. Do not allow that image to be soiled. Every person who has bought a ticket here has paid his or her taxes. It is those taxes that pay the salaries of the policemen. So why do they now want free tickets?” he asked, saying he would not name the cops who threatened to shut down his show.

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