Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty’s husband and businessman Raj Kundra was arrested by Mumbai Police on Monday night for allegedly making porn films and publishing them through apps. did. The Mumbai Police said that a case was registered in February this year and Kundra was the “main conspirator” in the case. The police also said that they have enough evidence against Kundra, who was arrested after several hours of interrogation.
Mumbai Police Commissioner Hemant Nagrale said, “In February 2021, a case was registered in Crime Branch Mumbai for making porn movies and publishing them through some apps. We have arrested Raj Kundra in this case on 19/7/21 , as it seems that he is the main conspirator. We have sufficient evidence in this regard. Investigation is on.”
So far 11 accused including Kundra have been arrested in the case. The property cell of Mumbai Police has recently busted a gang which was involved in making obscene videos on the pretext of making short films for the OTT (over-the-top) platform. He arrested actress Gehana Vashistha along with eight others in the case.
According to the Crime Branch branch, after shooting the porn videos, the accused used to send them to a foreign company through “Wetransfer” and it was uploaded on several apps to evade Indian law. During the investigation, the Crime Branch arrested a person named Umesh Kamat, who used to work with Kundra.
After the arrest of Umesh, Kundra’s important role in this porn racket came to light, but the crime branch did not arrest him at that time due to lack of evidence.
According to News18, a crime branch official said, “After filing the first chargesheet in the case, our team worked closely on it. During investigation we found that the accused actually sat in Kundra’s office and Wetransfer files abroad.” sent it.”
Sources said that initially the crime branch had said that the gang used to lure aspiring actors in the name of giving strong roles in films on the OTT platform, but later forced them into pornography. The accused used to earn Rs 2-3 lakh per video and the victims only got Rs 20,000 to Rs 25,000.
Umesh Kamat, who was earlier arrested by the property cell of Mumbai Crime Branch, was the managing director of VIAAN Industries. In the same, Kundra is a chairman and non-executive director.
The Crime Branch on February 10 this year arrested a C-grade film director from Surat, identified as Tanveer Hashmi alias Tan, who has directed eight films so far and used his contacts to smuggle actresses. Was using to implicate in the shooting of pornography.
During investigation, the Crime Branch found that he was also shooting obscene videos, which were later sent through Kamat to UK-based Cairnin Limited. The applications used to upload porn videos using foreign IP addresses were Hotshot, Nuflix, HotHit and Escapenow.tv. Police also seized several devices worth Rs 5.68 lakh, which were used to shoot porn videos in a bungalow.
Kundra was in many controversies in the past too
However, this is not the first time that Kundra has been embroiled in a controversy. In March last year, both Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra were named in an alleged scam involving Satyug Gold Pvt Ltd. He is a gold trading company of which he is a former director. The ED had also summoned Kundra in 2019 in connection with a money laundering probe against gangster Iqbal Mirchi and several other accused.
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