The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted anticipatory bail to Bollywood actresses Sherlyn Chopra and Poonam Pandey, businessman Raj Kundra and others in the case of allegedly distributing obscene videos. Justice K.M. Joseph and B.V. “After hearing the counsel for both the parties, we are of the view that anticipatory bail may be granted to the petitioners,” Nagaratna said. Senior advocate R. Basanth, representing one of the petitioners, submitted before the bench that the charge sheet filed in the matter Basant insisted that the accused are cooperating with the police in the investigation.
The bench also directed Kundra and other accused in the case to cooperate with the police in the investigation. Earlier, Kundra had got interim protection from arrest from the apex court. Chopra and Pandey were also made co-accused in this case.
Kundra claimed that he was not associated with the creation, publication or broadcast of the alleged illegal video. He was arrested by the Mumbai Police in July 2021 in another case where he was accused of distributing porn movies through an app. Kundra got bail in September 2021.
The Cyber Cell of the Mumbai Police registered a case against Kundra for allegedly distributing sexually explicit videos under sections of the Indian Penal Code, the Indecent Representation of Women (Prevention) Act, and the Information Technology Act.