Bhubaneswar: In a respite to Tattwa Prakash Satpathy alias Papu Pom Pom accused in the casting couch controversy, the Orissa High Court today granted bail along with the co-accused Pradipta Swain.
Papu Pom Pom and his associate Pradipta Swain are accused of sexually exploiting a minor girl in the pretext of giving her a chance to act in Odia movies.
While granting the duo bail the Court also directed them not to intimidate or influence the victim or witnesses nor tamper with the evidence. The Khurdha District Court had earlier denied bail and sent both the accused to jail after their arrest from an apartment in Puri.
Currently both Papu Pom Pom and his associate Pradipta Swain are ldged in the Jharpara Jail in Bhubaneswar.