Sherlyn Chopra Instagram Account News: The actor approached the High Court on 15th February, after the sessions court on 8th February rejected a similar pre-arrest bail application filed by her.
Actor Sherlyn Chopra reached at the Bombay High Court for seeking anticipatory bail after the Mumbai Police’s Cyber Cell lodged an FIR against her for allegedly uploading adult videos online. Sherlyn Chopra has claimed that she is a victim and the adult videos were uploaded without her permission.
Sherlyn Chopra Instagram Account News: Sherlyn Chopra Is A Victim And Adult Videos Uploaded Without Her Permission
A single judge bench of Justice P D Naik on Thursday heard the pre-arrest bail plea filed in connection with offences registered on 6th November, 2020 under Section 292 (sale of obscene material) of the Indian Penal Code along with provisions of the Information Technology Act and Indecent Representation of Women Act.
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Advocate Charanjeet Chandrapal for the applicant submitted that his client is actually a victim in this case. He said that the alleged obscene content, which was found on free-to-view websites, was created by a UK-based company of which Chopra is a director. The application added that the content created by the company was paid content but someone committed theft and uploaded her video without her consent.
The plea stated, “The applicant is in no way concerned with averments made in FIR, because the content has been pirated…The applicant is a content provider to the company which in turn, under an agreement provides its viewing to paid viewers. The infringers, who have stolen the content from the companies, provide the same freely on porn sites and it is well known that no content provider directly or freely distributes it. If it is freely distributed, the applicant is no way concerned with the same.”
Chanderpal assured the court that his client will cooperate with the investigation and produce relevant documents as and when called for interrogation and would not tamper with evidence, so the pre-arrest bail should be granted.
After the Cyber Police gave an oral assurance that it would not take coercive action against Chopra, the court asked police to produce case papers and adjourned the hearing to February 22.