Armsprime Media, the company at the centre of the controversy, which led to the arrest of businessman Raj Kundra on charges of making pornographic content and publishing them through mobile applications, has two directors -- Sanjay Kumar Tripathy and Saurabh Kushwah. It is a private company incorporated in February 2019. It is classified as a non-government company registered with the Registrar of Companies, Mumbai. With an authorised share capital is Rs 10 lakh, the company is involved in sporting and other recreational activities.
Armsprime Media Private Limited's annual general meeting (AGM) was last held on September 25, 2019 and as per the records of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA), its balance sheet was last filed on March 31, 2019. The directors of Armsprime Media Private Limited are Sanjay Kumar Tripathy and Saurabh Kushwah.
In a statement, Armsprime Media shared that Kundra has no stake in the company in today's time. "Mr Kundra resigned as a director in Dec 2019 and has no stake or association with Armsprime Media today. APM actively cooperated with the Property Cell, Crime Branch, Mumbai Police and handed over all documents that were sought by the Police. APM continues to offer full cooperation to the investigating agencies."
Sanjay Tripathi is also a director on Invesco Asset Management India, Spartech Ventures, Travxo Technologies, Agilio Digital Solutions and Agilio Labs.
Raj Kundra aka Ripu Sudan Kundra, the husband of actress Shilpa Shetty, is listed as a director in as many as nine companies. He is a director of Shilpa Yog Private Limited, knows for the actress' name, but Shetty is not a director.
The other companies where Kundra is listed as a director include Cinemation Media Works, Bastian Hospitality, Kundra Constructions, J.L. Stream, Aqua Energy Beverages, Viaan Industries, Whole and Them Some Private Limited and Clearcom Private Media.
Both Kundra and Shetty were directors in Kundra Constructions but the company has now been struck off the rolls.
Shilpa Shetty Kundra is listed as a director in as many as 23 companies. She has been director of some companies in the past, which have been struck off the rolls now.
Several speculations were going rounds on the internet saying the Bollywood actress will soon be summoned in the case. However, her fans were relieved when Milind Bharambe, the Joint Commissioner of Police, gave his statement in relation to the same.
"We have not been able to any find any active role (of Shilpa Shetty) yet. We are investigating. We'll appeal to the victims to come forward and contact the Crime Branch Mumbai. We'll take appropriate action," the statement read.
Well, Monday came as a shock for Shilpa Shetty fans when Raj Kundra got arrested in a case relating to the production of porn films. The case was registered with Crime Branch Mumbai in February 2021 about the creation of pornographic films and publishing them through some apps. Mumbai Police said that they have sufficient evidence to prove that Kundra was the key conspirator. He appeared before the Property Cell of Mumbai Police's Crime Branch on Tuesday morning after which he was sent into judicial custody till July 23.
(With IANS Inputs)