Police have registered a case against veteran Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor for allegedly cutting down more branches of trees than permitted by the civic authority.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had filed a complaint against Kapoor for chopping off six branches that were coming in the way of construction work at his Pali Hill bungalow in suburban Bandra, police said today.

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Kapoor had obtained permission for cutting six branches but it was found that more had been chopped off, said Ramchandra Jadhav, Senior Police Inspector of Khar Police Station.

Police had initially registered a non-cognizable (NC) offence against the actor, he said.

Now, a case has been registered against Kapoor under the Preservation of Trees Act, the official said, adding a probe was on.

Actress Raveena Tandon took to twitter in support of Kapoor.

With inputs from PTI