FIR against Poonam
An Indian court on Friday ordered lodging of an FIR against a 20-year-old model for reportedly saying that she would walk nude in public if Indian cricket team win the World Cup final in Mumbai.
Taking suo motu cognizance of model Poonam Pandey's reported remarks, Chief Judicial Magistrate Subhash Chandra of Balrampur in Uttar Pradesh said FIR be lodged against model Poonam Pandey on the charge of obscenity, a senior police official of Balrampur district said.
Complying with the magistrate's order, the police filed an FIR against Pandey who features in a hot calendar brought out by Kingfisher company owned by liquor baron Vijay Mallya.
Media reports quoted Pandey as having said that she would strip at the Wankhede Stadium if India won the World Cup final as a mark of her support to the home team.
Meanwhile, a woman lawmaker of right wing Hindu outfit Shiv Sena has demanded stern action against Pandey.
"The model has told newspapers that she would strip in the stadium if India wins the World Cup. The government has to take action to stop such things," Sena lawmaker Neelam Gorhe said in Maharashtra Legislative Council on Friday.
"It was shocking to learn that Poonam's parents have given her permission, as per the interviews," Gorhe said.