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SC grants protection from arrest to Actor Sherlyn Chopra in porn film case

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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SC grants protection from arrest to Actor Sherlyn Chopra in porn film case

Mumbai: Actress Sherlyn Chopra has got a big relief as Supreme Court on Friday granted protection from arrest in porn films racket case. Along with this, the court has issued notice to the Maharashtra government on the petition. Earlier, the Supreme Court has also put an interim stay on the arrest of Raj Kundra and Poonam Pandey.

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A bench of Justices Vineet Saran and Aniruddha Bose issued notice to the Maharashtra government on the appeal filed by Chopra against a Bombay High Court order rejecting her anticipatory bail.

“Issue notice… In the meanwhile, no coercive action shall be taken against the petitioner,” the bench said.

Advocate Sunil Fernandes, appearing for Ms Chopra, submitted that protection has already been given to other accused in the case.

Ms Chopra has been arrayed as an accused in the FIR along with actor Poonam Pandey. Ms Pandey was given protection from arrest by the top court on January 18. The high court had rejected her anticipatory bail application on November 25, 2021.

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In December, the top court had granted protection from arrest to Raj Kundra in connection with an FIR registered against him for allegedly distributing pornographic videos.

Mr Kundra had been booked under certain Sections of the Indian Penal Code, Indecent Representation of Women (Prevention) Act and Information Technology Act, for allegedly distributing/ transmitting sexually explicit videos.

Fearing arrest, Mr Kundra first sought anticipatory bail from the sessions court, but it was refused. He then moved the high court, claiming that he had been framed.

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