Raj Kundra, the 45-year-old businessman, was arrested on July 19 for his alleged involvement in creating and distributing an adult film racket. His judicial custody was extended till July 27.
Today (July 27), the Bombay High Court will hear the actress Shilpa Shetty’s husband plea challenging police custody and seeking bail.
Bombay High Court to hear businessman Raj Kundra's plea challenging police custody and seeking bail, today. His police custody in connection with pornography ends today.
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— ANI (@ANI) July 27, 2021
According to reports, Kundra’s lawyer Subhash Jadhav termed the arrest as “illegal” and claimed that not a single video could be categorised as pornographic.
Raj Kundra has been booked under sections 420 (cheating) 34 (common intention), 292, and 293 (related to obscene and indecent advertising and displays) of the IPC and relevant sections of the IT act and indecent representation of the Women (prohibition) Act.
As of now, the crime branch is investigating Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra’s bank accounts. They even want to trace whether or not the profits earned from the Hotshot and Bolly Fame app were used for online cricket betting.
The crime branch also raided Kundra’s office and found a “concealed” cupboard. Many files and data were excavated from the hidden cupboard. An official said that “We have brought these files, which will be studied by the forensic auditing team. We are sending eight servers seized from Kundra’s office for forensic analysis as prima facie we have found pornographic data deleted after the police busted the racket in February. Experts can find out whether these servers have been used to upload pornographic material to Kenrin.”
After this, Gehana Vasisth and two others were summoned by the Crime branch. In February 2021, Gehana was arrested for creating pornographic content and was later released on bail after four months. On Sunday, the crime branch was also informed that four of Kundra’s employees had turned into witnesses against him in the pornography racket case.