Casting Couch Victim Seeks Police Protection; Father Seeks Withdrawal of Case against Papu Pom Pom

Bhubaneswar: While the people named in the casting couch controversy are still at large, the victim has approached the Mahila Police on Monday seeking police protection after she alleged to have received death threats. The victim claims to have received the threats from people she has named in the FIR lodged on June 26.

The alleged perpetrators have been issued notices by the Commissionerate police but no progress has been made so far except the arrest of actor Papu Pom Pom and his associate.

On the contrary, the victim’s father today approached the Khurda District and Sessions Judge Court and filed an affidavit withdrawal of the case since the matter had been “amicably resolved”. However, the court rejected the plea saying such cases cannot allow a compromise as the law does permit it.

Earlier actor Papu arrested by Commissionerate Police under Sec 354 (A), 506, 509 of IPC and Sec 8, 12 and 17 of the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

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