Delhi: Pornography Case – Supreme Court stays the arrest of actress Sherlyn Chopra, notice to the state government
Mumbai: The Supreme Court has stayed the arrest of Sherlyn Chopra. Giving big relief to Bollywood actress Sherlyn Chopra, the Supreme Court has stayed her arrest in the porn film case. Along with this, the Supreme 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 producer Raj Kundra and actress Poonam Pandey in the pornography case itself. A two-judge Supreme Court bench comprising Justices Vineet Saran and Aniruddha Bose issued a notice to the Maharashtra government on an appeal filed against the Bombay High Court order rejecting the anticipatory bail of Sherlyn Chopra. “Notice has been issued… In the meantime, no coercive action should be taken against the petitioner,” the bench said.
Advocate Sunil Fernandes, appearing for actress Sherlyn Chopra, had told that other accused in the case have also been given protection from arrest. Chopra has been made an accused along with actress Poonam Pandey in an FIR related to the case. The apex court had on January 18 granted protection from arrest to Poonam Pandey. However, anticipatory bail plea was rejected by the High Court on 25 November 2021. The apex court had in December also stayed the arrest of Raj Kundra in connection with an FIR registered against him for allegedly distributing obscene videos.
Earlier, there was a stay on the arrest of Raj Kundra, who had been in jail for two months in the pornography case. In December 2021, the Supreme Court had stayed the arrest of Raj Kundra. Raj Kundra is currently out on bail. Raj Kundra was arrested last year under several sections in the pornography case. Fearing being arrested, Raj Kundra went to the sessions court for interim bail, where his plea was rejected. After that he went to the High Court. He had claimed that he was being implicated in this case.