Amazon Prime's web series 'Tandav' has been hitting the headlines ever since its release, and garnered a lot of controversy as people raised objections to the representation of Hindu deities in the series. The UP Government had told the Allahabad High Court that the makers of the web series starring Saif Ali Khan have been booked for portraying ‘God’ in a very derogatory manner. Now, amid the ongoing investigation, the Allahabad High Court has reportedly directed Amazon Content head, Aparna Purohit, to appear before the police tomorrow, reports Live Law.
On Monday, a single bench of Justice Dinesh Kumar Singh directed Aparna Purohit to appear before the investigating officer tomorrow, that is on February 23, and to completely cooperate in the investigation. According to Live Law, the order states, “Considering the aforesaid undertaking, the accused-applicant is directed to appear before the investigating officer tomorrow i.e. 23.02.2021 at 2 p.m. at Police Station Hazratganj, Lucknow. The investigating officer shall interrogate/investigate and, if it is required, intimate further date for appearance of the accused-applicant.”
The order further mentions that Purohit has to fully co-operate and she will not be leaving the country without the permission of the court. On February 4, the Allahabad High Court had ordered “no coercive action" against Aparna Purohit. She was granted a temporary reprieve, and on Feb 11, this protection was extended by the Lucknow Bench of the High Court in relation to an FIR registered in Hazratganj Kotwali in Lucknow. Live Law now reports that the High Court has extended the protection order until March 9,2021.
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