ACTRESS AND MODEL POONAM PANDEY AND HUSBAND ARRESTED.
MARGAO: The Canacona police on Thursday arrested film actress and model Poonam Pandey and her husband film director Sam Ahmad Bombay on the charge of uploading a vulgar video on social media.
The duo were placed under arrest after interrogation. The police detained the couple from a starred hotel at Sinquerim and brought them to Canacona police station for investigations. The complaint in this regard was filed by Water Resources Department (WRD) sub-division II, works division XI, assistant engineer Allabaksh Kundagaol.
Following the arrest which preceded with the suspension of Canacona PI Tukaram Chavan and constable Jaiprakash Pagi and WRD guards, the `Jagrut Canconkars’ called off their Canacona bandh on Thursday.
The residents also went to the office of the WRD and accused them of being hand-in-glove with female model and allowed her to do shooting at the Chapoli dam. Deputy Speaker Isidore Fernandes and government officials including officiating Quepem SDPO Nelson Albuquerque met the protestors on Thursday morning and informed them that the government had already suspended policemen and WRD guards.
Meanwhile, Cuncolim PI Therron D’Costa has been given the additional charge of Canacona police station.
SP South, Pankaj Kumar Singh said that a case under section 294 of IPC was registered initially against unknown person as the complaint didn’t name anyone nor attached any video clip with it.
During the investigation the alleged video clip was seized and relevant sections of Information Technology Act, sections related to trespass and the Indecent Representation of Women Act were added to the case.
Actress Poonam Pandey was traced at a five-star hotel in Calangute and was served a notice under section 41A CrPC to appear before the Canacona police on November 6.
However during investigation it revealed that she had booked her ticket for Mumbai and was about to leave Goa on Thursday afternoon, SP Singh said.
Immediately a team under the supervision of Cuncolim PI who is holding additional charge of Canacona PS detained Poonam Pandey and her husband at the hotel and brought to the Canacona PS.
After questioning both — the actress and her husband were arrested in the case. The investigation revealed that the couple had sneaked into the dam during the early hours on October 31 where they shot the objectionable clip.