SC grants Ekta Kapoor interim protection from Arrest in FIR over Web Series

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On Thursday, the Apex Court granted interim protection from arrest to TV producer Ekta Kapoor in an FIR against her for alleged objectionable content in her web series “XXX season 2”.

A bench headed by CJI SA Bobde granted interim protection to Kapoor.

She had moved the Supreme Court after the Indore bench of the Madhya Pradesh HC, in Nov 2020, dismissed her plea seeking that a case filed against her for alleged objectionable content in web series “XXX season 2” be quashed.

The High Court had dismissed a petition of Kapoor seeking quashing of a case registered against her for alleged obscenity in a web series produced by her.

The complainant had alleged an episode of the series ‘XXX uncensored’ was obscene & caused annoyance to him, hurt his religious feelings & dishonored the Army.

The case was registered at the Annapurna police station, Indore, under Sections 294 (Obscene acts & songs), 298 & 34 (Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code & various relevant sections of the IT Act & the State Emblem Act. 

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