Bhubaneswar: Comedian actor Tatwa Prakash Satapathy alias Papu Pom Pom of Odia film industry has found himself in another controversy where a minor girl has filed a police complaint in which she has alleged sexual assault by the actor.
Based on the complaint Bhubaneswar Police Commissionerate had sent a 4 member team at his Bhubaneswar residence under the Khandagiri Police station area yesterday and returned empty handed since his house was found locked.
According to Bhubaneswar police Commissioner Y B Khuarania, actor Papu and his associates have been sent notices to appear before the police within 7 days or a non-bailable warrant will be issued against their names.
Media reports suggest that in order to evade questioning or arrest by Bhubaneswar Police the actor and his associates might have fled to New Delhi and are seeking legal opinion to get anticipatory bail.
Notably a few days back, Actor Papu has also been linked with a chit fund company which has swindled crores of rupees of investors. It has been alleged that he helped in the promotion of the company both within and outside Odisha.
Papu had also unsuccessfully fought the 2014 assembly elections on a Biju Janata Dal (BJD) ticket.