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Court Adjourns Hearing In Papu Pom Pom Casting Couch Case


Bhubaneswar:17/7/17: A special Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) court could not conduct the hearing in casting couch case against Ollywood actor Papu Pom Pom as none of the witnesses has appeared before court today.

“The court had issued summon to four witnesses. As none of the witnesses has turned up, hearing of the trial has been adjourned to some other date. Summon was issued to the victim and her family members. However, their home address was changed as they changed their rented house,” a lawyer said. Four persons including the minor girl, her parents and the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) member Nirupama Ratha who had brought the allegations against the actor were directed to appear before the court for the hearing.

Popular comedian Tatwa Prakash Satpathy alias Papu Pompom is accused of exploiting a minor girl on pretext of giving her a break. The girl had levelled allegation against the actor in June last year. Papu was charged under different sections of IPC and POCSO act. He was arrested from Puri on the basis of a complaint filed by Friends’ Association, a voluntary organisation, on June 30 last year.




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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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