Allahabad HC Grants protection to Aparna Purohit (Amazon Prime Content Head) in “Tandav” FIR

On Thursday, the Allahabad High Court granted protection to Content Head of Amazon Prime India Ms Aparna Purohit from arrest or coercive action regarding FIR registered against her concerning web series Tandav.

Purohit had filed an interim bail application u/s 438 of CrPC before the Court. While reserving order in the case, Hon’ble Justice Siddharth directed state authorities not to take any coercive action against her until the order’s pronouncement.

Uttar Pradesh police had filed an FIR against Purohit for offences u/s 53-A, 295-A,,505(2),505(1)(B) of IPC and u/s 66 and 67 of the Information Technology Act.

The police also registered FIR against the producer, director and actor of the web series Tandav.

Apart from the FIR mentioned above, complaints have been filed in Noida, Lucknow and Madhya Pradesh etc.

On 20th January, Bombay High Court granted transit anticipatory bail to the accused against FIR filed in Uttar Pradesh.

However, on 27th January, the Supreme Court refused to grant protection to Tandav creators and had asked them to approach various High Courts to get anticipatory bail.

Case Details: 

Title: Aparna Purohit vs the State of UP.

Case No.: CRIMINAL MISC ANTICIPATORY BAIL APPLICATION U/S 438 CR.P.C. No. – 2640 of 2021

Date of Order:04.02.2021

Coram: Hon’ble Justice Siddharth

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