Raj Kundra hit headlines on Monday after he was arrested by the Mumbai Police in a pornography-related case. The businessman, who is married to Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty, was named as the ‘key conspirator’ in the case.
The Mumbai Police Commissioner, Hemant Nagrale confirmed Raj Kundra’s the arrest in a statement on Monday. that read, “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.”
Booked for cheating and obscene content
According to a news portal, 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.
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 was later taken to Mumbai Police Commissioner’s office and spent the night in the custody of the Crime Branch, Mumbai. On Tuesday, Raj Kundra will be produced before the 37th Esplanade metropolitan magistrate’s court.
Gehana Vasisth’s involvement
Raj Kundra has been arrested alleged in a pornography case that is being probed since earlier this year, and wherein nine people, including model and actor Gehana Vasisth, were arrested. According to a report on TOI, 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. He was 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. According to TOI, the police suspect Raj Kundra has a stake in Kenrin. In a statement Mumbai police commissioner Hemant Nagrale had revealed, “Ra Kundra appears to be the key conspirator of this.”