‘The Kapil Sharma Show’ scriptwriter arrested for murder

‘The Kapil Sharma Show’ is grabbing headlines for all the wrong reasons. The popular comedy show’s scriptwriter Ram Abhishek Singh has been arrested by Uttar Pradesh Police for his involvement in a murder case.

Ram Abhishek, alias Kera, has been absconding for the past seven years. He is a prime accused in a murder case in which he and his uncle Manoj had shot dead a rival villager and injured three more in Azamgarh in October 2009, a leading daily reported.

On a tip-off, Additional superintendent of STF Arvind Chaturvedi, along with his team, apprehended Kera who was living as Rohit Singh in Mumbai. He was carrying a cash reward of Rs 30,000 for the crime. The other co-accused Kera’s uncle Manoj was arrested from Gorakhpur in 2011. In order to evade the law, Kera had adopted several fake names such as Rohit Singh, Baljinder Singh, Kera Singh among others.

After arriving in Mumbai, Kera worked in many successful comedy shows and penned scripts for other shows. He was reportedly working on contract with K-9 Productions. He also gave auditions for small parts in Bollywood films and television serials and had acted in ‘The Great Indian Family Drama’ and ‘Code Red’. Investigations also revealed that he holds a Mass Communication degree and an MBA degree as well.

"Intelligence gathering revealed that he (Abhishek) had acted in as many as nine episodes of ‘The Great Indian Family Drama’, apart from another serial titled ‘Code Red’ which are available on YouTube," the STF officer stated.

The channel and the production team of ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’ has not issued any statement regarding the arrest.