Poonam Pandey and her husband, Sam Bombay, were arrested by the Goa Police on Thursday (Nov 5) for allegedly trespassing on government property and shooting an ‘obscene’ video at a dam in the Canacona town of South Goa. They were granted bail on the same day by the judicial magistrate first class at around 9:15 pm.
Police Inspector Therron D’Costa, who is in charge of this case, told Times of India that the couple cannot move out of Goa without the permission of the court and have to report to the police station for six days. He also said that they will be kept at the police station until they post the bail bond of Rs 20,000 each.
Canacona PI Tukaram Chavan was suspended by the Goa police along with one constable who was present at the video shoot venue. The water resources department (WRD) suspended six of its personnel posted at Chapoli dam.
South Goa SP Pankaj Kumar Singh said that during the investigation, police found out that Poonam had booked her ticket for Mumbai and was about to leave Goa on Thursday afternoon but they detained Pandey and her husband at the hotel and were taken to the Canacona police station.
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The couple was arrested under sections 292 (taking obscene photos), 293 (circulating the obscene photos on social media), 294 (for obscene act) and 447(trespass), of the Indian Penal Code, sections 4 and 6 of The Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, and section 67-A of the IT Act.