Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty’s husband Raj Kundra hit the headlines on Monday after Mumbai Police arrested him in a pornography-related case. The businessman was named as the ‘key conspirator’ in the case.
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Mumbai Police Commissioner Hemant Nagrale confirmed Raj Kundra’s arrest in a statement on Monday. Soon after his arrest, Raj Kundra was taken for medical examination at JJ hospital by the Property Cell of Mumbai Police’s Crime Branch. He later spent the night in custody at the Crime Branch in Mumbai.
Raj Kundra will be produced before the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate’s (CMM) Court, also known as Killa Court, in the second half of Tuesday.
The pornography case was probed earlier this year, wherein nine people, including model and actor Gehana Vasisth, were arrested.
Raj Kundra’s name in the probe surfaced after the property cell found the involvement of a UK production company, Kenrin, and police arrested its executive, Umesh Kamat, a former employee of Raj Kundra and reportedly accused of uploading at least eight “pornographic and obscene” videos shot by Gehna Vasisth on a social media app. Police suspect Raj Kundra has a stake in Kenrin.
Raj Kundra has been booked under sections 420 (cheating), 34 (common intention), 292, and 293 (related to obscene and indecent advertisements and displays) of IPC besides other sections of the IT Act and the Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act.