Thursday, February 24, 2022

POCSO court orders registration of FIR against producers of Marathi film with sexually explicit content involving minors

The film 'Varan Bhaat Loncha Kon Nay Koncha'

Additional Sessions Judge Nazera S Shaikh directed the Senior Inspector at the Mahim Police Station to take cognisance and investigate the case.

"Allegations of serious nature and cognizable are levelled. They are prima-facie apparent from a perusal of CD containing the trailer. There is substance in the allegations which needs to be investigated," the order said.

Additional Sessions Judge Nazera S Shaikh said that the petitioner has established a prima facie case for issuing directions against the accused under Section 156(3) (police officer' s power to investigate cognizable case) of the Criminal Procedure Code.

It therefore, directed registration of FIR against producers, co-producers, studio and production house of the film.

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