SC protection from arrest to Gehana in Mumbai porn case

Kashmir Times. Dated: 9/23/2021 1:23:17 AM

NEW DELHI, Sep 22: The Supreme Court on Wednesday granted protection from arrest to actor Gehana Vasisth in connection with the porn film case that has till now witnessed several arrests, including that of Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty’s husband Raj Kundra, overturning rejection of her anticipatory bail by the Bombay High Court

It is another matter that Gehana was in custody for 133 days case of the first two FIRs and police wanted to arrest her as well in the third FIR since she is now out on bail.

She got the relief from a Bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Bhushan R Gavai against the arrest in the third FIR on her lawyer Ajit Wagh noting that the prosecution wants her custody to unearth a pornography racket busted in Mumbai. He said the first FIR was based on a tip-off that led to arrest of Yasmin and the police nabbed Gehana on finding that she was a friend of Yasmin.

The lawyer said a charge-sheet has been already filed in the first FIR and the material in the new FIR is also the same.

Holding that Gehana should not be arrested in the third FIR, asking her to join the investigation whenever required.

On September 7, the Bombay High Court had rejected the anticipatory bail she filed fearing re-arrest in the FIR registered under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, including outraging modesty of women and sale of obscene material.

Police had registered a case against Gehana on a complaint that she was allegedly the director of the por films and lured women with money to act in "obscene film videos." The complaint case from a woman, who alleged that she was coerced to act in the obscene videos of Vasisth's Films, which were uploaded on a mobile application.

Businessman Raj Kundra, who is also an accused in another FIR filed in connection with the porn film case, was granted bail by the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Mumbai, earlier this week.



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