Poonam Pandey arrested for 'indecent behaviour', released

May 03, 2014, 11:45 IST | A Correspondent

Controversial starlet Poonam Pandey was arrested in Mumbai's Mira Road area late on Friday night for allegedly indulging in indecent acts in public. She was later released after a warning


Trust Mumbai cops to take ‘moral policing’ to a new low. On Friday, officers from Mira Road police station cautioned model Poonam Pandey for allegedly kissing a man on the streets after a resident of the area contacted the police to complain.

Poonam Pandey
Poonam Pandey

Praful Wagh, API, Mira Road police station, said, “A resident told us that a woman was kissing a man at Mira Road. When we reached the spot, we found Pandey in her car, alone.” Wagh added that they asked Pandey to come with them because “her dress was too short”. “She was not safe on the road, so we decided to take her to the police station for her safety,” added Wagh.

The police registered a non-cognisable offence against Pandey. An irate Pandey’s tweet read, ‘Listening to songs in the car is not an ‘indecent behaviour’ pls stop spreading such kinda news about me.’

She said, “The cops found my dress too short? I was not wearing a bikini that they made an issue of it all.” Pandey added that the man in question was, in fact, her brother.

Pandey, who made her Bollywood debut with 'Nasha' last year, came to prominence after stating in an interview that she would strip if the Indian Cricket Team won the 2011 World Cup.

While she did not keep her promise after India won the World Cup, she finally bared all after Kolkata Knight Riders won the IPL in 2012, and became an internet sensation.

Photos: 7 Poonam Pandey pictures that grabbed eyeballs

"Wow I am trending World Wide... Tweethearts and fans round the World... the pic was just a trailer lot more you will see in my debut film... so stay tuned," Poonam had then tweeted.

The starlet has courted controversy numerous times since then most notably for uploading more revealing pictures of herself on social media websites.

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Poonam Pandey's visit to Andhericha Raja in 2011 in a skimpy outfit caused quit a stir that led to the mandal authorities implement a sartorial law. (Read more)

Doing a sudden volte-face, the same mandal invited the starlet to perform aarti the following year. And much to their relief, Pandey turned up (fumbling) in a saree. (Read more)

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