A Mumbai court has sent businessman and Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty’s husband Raj Kundra to police custody till July 23 for producing porn films and airing them through certain apps. Have sent. Kundra was arrested on Monday night by the Crime Branch of Mumbai Police. Police said that Kundra appears to be the main conspirator in the case.
The police, with a request to keep Kundra in custody for the maximum period, told the magistrate’s court that the 45-year-old businessman was earning pecuniary profit by manufacturing and selling obscene material. Police said they have seized Kundra’s phone and it needs to be probed. Besides this, Kundra’s business transactions would also be probed, he said.
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Besides Kundra, the police also produced one of the accused, Ryan Thorpe, who was arrested in the case on Monday. Thorpe was also remanded to police custody till July 23. He was arrested by the Crime Branch after a case was registered against Kundra under relevant sections of the Information Technology Act and the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
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Police investigations have revealed that this pornographic film network was operated from the UK and also included a relative of Kundra, Pradeep Bakshi. According to the information, Raj Kundra was part of such a WhatsApp group, in which the whole business related to the porn film was discussed. According to information received from Crime Branch sources, Kundra’s relative used to run a company named Kenrin Production House in London. Kundra is the owner and investor of this company.
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Kenrin Production Company contracts and funds several agents to produce pornographic films. Whatsapp chats have also been started in the hands of the police, in which Kundra is actively seeking business information. The name of this Whatsapp group is H account, in which a total of 5 people including Raj Kundra were involved. All these people were also involved in this business of making pornographic content.
Mumbai Police said in a statement that a case of making obscene films and broadcasting them through certain apps was registered with the Mumbai Crime Branch in February 2021. We arrested Raj Kundra in this case on 19th July 2021, as he appears to be the main conspirator. We have enough evidence about this. The case was registered on February 4 at Malwani police station in suburban Mumbai.
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