**Bhubaneswar:** It seems trouble is mounting for popular Odia actor Papu Pom Pom as an FIR was lodged against him on charges of casting couch allegations by a minor female actor on Monday at Mahila police station in the capital city.
Confirming the news, Police commissioner YB Khurania said the FIR was lodged on the basis of the complaint filed by Child Welfare Committee (CWC) Nirupama Rath earlier in the day.
An FIR was also lodged against the actor’s close associate Pradip Swain on the same allegations.
Pappu Pom Pom has been charged under various under sections 354 (A), 506 & 509 of IPC and the protection of children from sexual offences Act (POCSO) Act, the commisssioner said.
The police registered the case after the CWC directed the Mahila Police earlier in the day to register a case against the actor for allegedly exploiting female actors on the pretext of giving them a break in films.
The CWC had also directed the police to record the statement of the victim under Section 164 of CrPC.