Poonam Pandey and husband Sam Bombay get bail after arrest for shooting ‘obscene’ video in Goa
Model-actor Poonam Pandey and her husband, filmmaker Sam Bombay, were arrested by the Goa Police on Thursday for allegedly trespassing on government property and shooting an ‘obscene’ video at a dam in the Canacona town of South Goa. The couple was granted bail the same day.
According to a new report, Poonam and Sam are out on a bail bond of Rs 20,000 each. They were given bail by the judicial magistrate first class, Canacona, on Thursday night. As per the conditions of the bail, they cannot leave Goa without the court allowing it and have to report to the police station for six days.
Cuncolim police inspector Therron D’Costa, who is holding additional charge of the Canacona police station, told The Times of India that Poonam and Sam will be kept at the police station until they post the bail amount.
A case was registered against Poonam on the basis of a complaint by the state water resources department, which manages the Chapoli Dam, where the video was shot. Superintendent of Police (South) Pankaj Kumar Singh told reporters that she and Sam “sneaked” into the area in the early hours on October 31 and shot a short video.
Poonam was charged with trespassing into government property as well as shooting and circulating an objectionable video clip. Now, relevant sections of the Information Technology Act, sections related to trespass and the Indecent Representation of Women Act have been added to the case, the SP said.
After the police found that Poonam, who was staying at a five-star hotel in Calangute, was about to leave Goa on Thursday afternoon, she and her husband were detained. “After questioning, the actress and her husband were arrested in the case,” the SP said.
Earlier, Durgadas Kamat, vice president and spokesperson of the Goa Forward Party, alleged misuse of government permits for the shoot and demanded the resignation of Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant. Two policemen - an inspector and a constable - were also suspended for allegedly providing protection to the shoot.
(With inputs from PTI)
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