Bombay High Court grants Tandav creators transit immunity, in Lucknow FIR

Taandav series director Ali Abbas Zafar, producer Himanshu Mehra and writers Gaurav Solanki and Aparna Purohit Head of India Originals, Amazon Prime India in the FIR registered against them in Uttar Pradesh, were granted transit anticipatory bail for three weeks by the Bombay High Court.

The four applicants were seeking time to approach the Uttar Pradesh court in order to file petitions to quash the FIR lodged on them on 17 January 2021.

They contended that at every point in time there was a major chance of the applicants being arrested.

They were convicted of offences punishable pertaining to IPC Section 153A, 295, 505(1)(b), 505(2).

The Court was also told that it was in the process of removing the allegedly offensive content from the series in order to prevent more controversy in the case.

Following a brief hearing by both sides, the Court granted the plaintiffs three weeks to approach the competent court in Uttar Pradesh to obtain suitable relief from the FIR.

The court also ordered each applicant with one or more guarantees to procure PR Bonds in the amount of Rs. 25,000/- each.

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