Shilpa Shetty’s husband Raj Kundra was arrested by the Mumbai police crime branch on Monday in a case of making pornographic films and publishing them through mobile applications. Now according to a recent update in the case he will be under the custody till 23rd July.
The Motive Behind Offering Women “Bold Scenes”
Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch), Milind Bharambe said that during the investigation of the porn film case, it was found that budding actresses were made to do bold scenes on the pretext of giving roles in Web series and movies.
Kundra In The Court: The Cold-War Begins
The police released a statement in the court that there is a lot of foreign currency in the account of “Vian”, Raj’s company. So this case needs to be properly investigated and meanwhile Raj has to be in custody with the rest of the accused.
The police demanded maximum custody of Raj and Ryan John, who are prime suspects in this case. In the court, Raj Kundra’s lawyer Abaad Ponda raised a ticket that Kundra’s demand for custody is “illegal”. But on the other hand police said that without taking Kundra in the custody, investigation cannot proceeded further.
Abaad Ponda argued in the court that the police did not file under section 41 before taking Raj’s statement. Rather, Raj was arrested without any consent and he was not even allowed to explain himself and was booked under non-bailable sections. Under all these consequences, Raj Kundra has been sent to police custody till July 23.
The Other Accused in this Case
Apart from Raj Kundra, 10 other people are also accused in this case. These include the names John Ryan, Yasmin Khan alias Yasmin Khasnavis, Pratibha Nalawade, Monu Joshi, Bhanu Suryam Thakur, Mohammad Saifi, Vandana Tiwari alias Gehna Vashisht, Umesh Kamat, Dipankar Khasnavis, Tanveer Hashmi.
Kundra’s Phone For Forensic Investigation
Raj Kundra’s phone will be sent for forensic investigation. It is known that there are reports of Raj being associated with a WhatsApp group. In this group, there was talk about the business of pornographic films.
Kundra’s Plea to Court
Raj Kundra, arrested in the pornography content case, has reached the fort court for production. Many serious allegations have been made against Raj Kundra in the past as well.
Kundra was Arrested after 2 hours of Interrogation
On Monday night at 9 pm, Raj Kundra reached the crime branch office in Byculla, Mumbai for questioning. After this, Raj Kundra was arrested by the CBI officials after 2 hours of interrogation at around 11:00 pm on Monday night.
Brief About the Case
Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty’s husband and businessman Raj Kundra was arrested by the Mumbai Crime Branch on Monday night. He is accused of making pornographic films. The Property Cell of the Mumbai crime branch had in February this year registered an FIR in connection with the case and arrested nine persons soon after.
Kundra’s name came up during the interrogation of the accused, police officers said. Apart from the case by Mumbai police, Kundra’s name had also been in heat in a similar case that had been registered by the Maharashtra Cyber police last year.