Raj Kundra made headlines on Monday after being arrested in a pornography-related case by the Mumbai Police.
The Mumbai Police have arrested businessman Raj Kundra, husband of actress Shilpa Shetty, and his associate Ryan Thorpe in a growing controversy involving the creation and streaming of pornographic films.
Raj Kundra’s arrest was verified by Mumbai Police Commissioner Hemant Nagrale in a statement released on Monday. that wrote:
“There was a case registered with Crime Branch Mumbai in February 2021 about the creation of pornographic films and publishing them through some Apps. We’ve arrested Mr Raj Kundra in this case on 19/7/21 as he appears to be the key conspirator of this.”
Cheating and obscene content charges were filed against him. Raj Kundra has been charged with sections 420 (cheating), 34 (common intention), 292 and 293 (connected to obscene and indecent advertisements and displays) of the IPC, as well as other sections of the IT Act and the Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, according to a news portal.
So far, nine people have been arrested.According to a police officer quoted by PTI, the case was filed on February 4 after a woman approached the police and complained about being compelled to do a porn film after being offered an acting opportunity.
“On that basis, the FIR was registered and the case transferred to the Crime Branch. Earlier also, we had registered cases related to pornography in which an actress and some other persons were made accused,” the officer said.
Raj Kundra was transferred to JJ hospital for medical assessment by the Property Cell of Mumbai Police’s Crime Branch shortly after his arrest. He was afterwards transported to the office of the Mumbai Police Commissioner and spent the night in the Mumbai Crime Branch’s custody. At the second half of today, Raj Kundra will appear in the CMM Court, commonly known as Killa Court.
The pornographic films were allegedly shot in India, transported to the UK using WeTransfer, and distributed via paid smartphone apps. The films were allegedly shot in Mumbai in rented apartments and hotels, according to the authorities. Models were allegedly lured in with promises of film roles, only to be compelled to shoot pornography.
Following an investigation into match-fixing during his time as the Rajasthan Royals’ co-owner with Shilpa Shetty, he was banned for life from any cricket-related activities in 2015.
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