HC today granted bail plea to Papu and his aide

Cuttack, Aug 10: Comedian Tattwa Prakash Satpathy aka Papu Pom Pom and his associate Pradipta Swain, who are presently in the Jharpada Jail in Bhubaneswar for a Casting Couch case, were granted bail by the High Court today.

The court yesterday reserved the verdict after completing its hearing on the bail petition of Papu Pom Pom and his aide Pradip Swain.

Notably, Commissionerate Police had arrested Papu and his aide on July 30 from Puri in an alleged casting couch case with a minor girl, promising her to give a break in movies.

After the rejection of bail plea by Khurdha District and Sessions Court on July 11, he had filed a bail petition in High Court on July 27. However, due to non-submission of the case dairy (CD) by the police, hearing could not take place that time.