Casting couch row: Papu Pom Pom moves Odisha HC for bail

Bhubaneswar

Comedy artist Tattwa Prakash Satapathy alias Papu Pom Pom, who is accused of sexually exploiting a minor girl on the pretext of giving her a break in movies, filed a bail petition in the Orissa High Court, today.

The Khordha District and Sessions Court had on July 11 rejected the bail plea of Papu in the much talked about case.

Notably, the Twin City Commissionerate Police had arrested Papu and his aide Pradip Swain on June 30 from an apartment in Puri and produced them before the residential court of the Khordha District and Sessions Judge. They were later sent to Jharpada Special Jail, where they are currently lodged in.

The Rangeela Toka-fame actor has been charged under sections 354(A), 506, 509 of the IPC and sections 8, 12 and 17 of the POCSO Act.

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