Papu says ‘No’ to dinner, ‘Yes’ to breakfast in jail!

Bhubaneswar: Still in shock after landing at his new address – Jharpada Circle Jail here – a visibly distraught Papu Pom Pom refused to have food offered to him by way of dinner, but relented this morning to have a breakfast consisting of roti, curry and tea.

Papu was brought here after being produced in the residential court of Khurda District and Sessions judge late on Thursday night in connection with a case of sexually abusing a minor girl filed against him.

As soon as the actor was taken to the jail, the mandatory blanket and utensils were given to him like any other prisoner. Jail sources said no special treatment would be offered to him.

Papu was kept in the common ward no -11 of the jail where under trial prisoners are lodged. Pradipta Swain alias Gitu, an aide of the actor also arrested along with Papu in the same case, would stay put at Ward no-11 while Papu will be shifted to another ward, probably somewhere between Ward nos 20 and 25, sources at the jail said.

The jail authorities said no privilege will be extended to the actor, the jail authorities said. Even food from outside will not be allowed and relatives of Papu will not be given permission to meet the actor without proper verification, they said.

Trouble is mounting fast for Papu as the Crime Branch is probing his links with the Oscar chit fund company. The actor had given promotional speeches in Surat asking people to park their money with Oscar.

The Commissionerate Police had arrested the actor and his aide from Puri yesterday on charges of involvement in casting couch on a minor girl.