Many twists and turns continue to unravel about the Raj Kundra pornography case.
At the time, Killa court sent Shilpa Shetty’s husband Raj Kundra along with his Ryan Thorpe to judicial custody for 14 days. The two and 10 others have been arrested for creating and distributing pornographic content through various apps. Kundra was produced before the magistrate’s court on Tuesday. He requested court bail, and his plea was kept for a hearing on Wednesday.
Raj Kundra was called a key conspirator by the police. He was arrested on July 19 and has been under judicial custody ever since. Kundra was charged with cheating and displaying obscene and indecent advertisements and displays under the Indian Penal Code (IPC), sections of the IT Act and the Indecent Presentation of Women (Probation) Act.
According to reports, Raj Kundra’s Citibank and Kotak Mahindra bank accounts have been frozen.
Police claim that Kundra had anticipated his arrest after the crime branch arrested nine people in connection with the pornography case. Along with that Kundra also had a ‘Plan B’ prepared for his escape.
During the raid on Kundra’s office on July 24, the crime branch found foreign transaction files. The crime branch has hired a financial auditor to trace back the transactions from Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra’s accounts.
Kundra changed his phone in March so no data can be recovered. When crime branch officials asked him about his old phone, he told them he threw it away. Police believe the old phone contains many important pieces of evidence and are looking into it,” ANI quoted an official as saying.
On Wednesday, the Bombay High Court will hear Raj Kundra’s plea challenging his police custody and seeking bail.