No Protection From Arrest For Amazon Top Executive Aparna Purohit In Tandav Row
A single-judge bench of the Allahabad High Court has rejected an anticipatory bail application filed by Aparna Purohit, a top Amazon executive in India over a UP Police FIR in Noida against the makers of the web series 'Tandav'. Ms Purohit has been accused of promoting religious enmity and defiling a place of worship.
Ms Purohit has protection from arrest in a second, separate case filed by the police in Lucknow, and a different judge in the Allahabad High Court extended that protection till March 9 three days ago.
Making strong observations while rejecting Ms Purohit's anticipatory bail plea in the Noida case, in a 20-page order, Justice Siddharth said, "The conduct of the applicant shows that she has scant respect for the law of the land and her conduct further disentitles her to any relief from this court."
In further observations, the judge said, "Whenever such crimes are committed by some citizens of the country, like the applicant and her co-accused persons, and it is made the subject matter of demonstration and public protest, the forces inimical to the interest of this country become active and they make it an issue and raise it before different national and international forums alleging that the Indian citizens have become intolerant and 'India' has become unsafe place to live.