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The Kapil Sharma Show scriptwriter Abhishek Singh arrested

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 6 August 2016, 17:00 IST

Abhishek Singh also known as Kera, the scriptwriter of popular comedy serial The Kapil Sharma Show, was arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) on 3 August in connection with a shootout.

He is believed to be the prime accused in a shootout that took place in Azamagrah in 2009. Two people were killed and three others were reported to be injured in the shootout, according to the Times of India.

The daily added that Abhishek, who had been at large since the incident, has been living in Mumbai under the name of Rohit Singh.

Apart from writing scripts, he had also been giving auditions for small roles in films and serials.

According to the TOI report, the police acted on a tip off by an informer and caught Abhishek.

"Intelligence gathering revealed that he (Abhishek) had acted in as many as nine episodes of Great Indian Family Drama apart from another serial titled Code Red, which are available on YouTube," TOI quoted additional SP STF Arvind Chaturvedi.

First published: 6 August 2016, 17:00 IST