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HC charges Papu Pom Pom under IPC, POCSO Act in Casting couch case

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Cuttack: Ollywood actor and comedian Papu alias Tatwa Prakash Satapathy has been charged under the IPC and the POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act) in connection with the minor girl casting couch.

According to sources, charges were framed under IPC sections 341, 323 and 354 and under sections 8 and 12 of POCSO Act.

Notably, a minor girl had alleged Papu of sexually harassing her and after examining the incident, Khurda District Child Welfare Committee (CWC) had recommended police to lodge an FIR in the matter.

The Orissa High Court had granted conditional bail to the comedian clearly directing him neither to threaten the witnesses nor to tamper with the evidences.

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