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Raj Kundra pornography case: Here's how porn films racket was exposed

Raj Kundra, businessman and husband of actress Shilpa Shetty, has been arrested and sent to police custody in a case related to alleged creation of pornographic films and publishing them through some apps.

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New Delhi Updated on: July 22, 2021 6:44 IST
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A company of businessman Raj Kundra, arrested in a porn films case, was running operations for a London-based firm floated by a close relative which was into producing pornographic content for India, the Mumbai police claimed. Kundra (45), husband of Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty, was arrested by the crime branch earlier this week in a case, which it said, related to alleged creation of pornographic films and publishing them through some apps. He was later produced before a court which remanded him in police custody till July 23. According to the police, the case is just the tip of an iceberg in a porn films racket. 

Check this space for latest updates related to Raj Kundra's pornography case:

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  • 4:21 PM (IST) Posted by Vaishali Jain

    YouTuber says Raj Kundra contacted her for his app Hotshots

    YouTuber Puneet Kaur has opened up against arrested businessman Raj Kundra saying he had approached her via social media direct messaging for his mobile app, through which pornography content produced by him was reportedly published. She has further said that after receiving the DM or direct message from Kundra, at first, she could not believe that it was actually him who had sent her that message and thought that it might be a spam message.

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  • 1:29 PM (IST) Posted by Vaishali Jain

    Here's how the businessman was exposed

    Raj Kundra, the husband of Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty, was produced before the court and thereafter sent into police custody till July 23. Here's how the businessman and the alleged porn films racket was exposed.

     

  • 12:29 PM (IST) Posted by Ridhi Suri

    A company of businessman Raj Kundra, arrested in a porn films case, was running operations for a London-based firm floated by a close relative which was into producing pornographic content for India.

     

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  • 12:28 PM (IST) Posted by Ridhi Suri

    Raj Kundra is a director in 9 companies

    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.

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  • 7:54 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Several speculations were going rounds on the internet saying that his actress-wife Shilpa Shetty 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.

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  • 7:17 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Mumbai Police shares update in Raj Kundra's case

  • 7:16 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    No active role of Shilpa Shetty foun: Mumbai Police

    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: Milind Bharambe, Joint Commissioner of Police, Mumbai

  • 6:32 PM (IST) Posted by Vaishali Jain

    Raj Kundra clicked outside jail

    Businessman Raj Kundra, the husband of actress Shilpa Shetty, was sent into police custody till July 23 after he was arrested on charges of creating pornographic content. He was clicked outside the jail. See pics here.

     

  • 5:58 PM (IST) Posted by Prerna Yadav

    Raj Kundra Controversies: IPL betting to pornographic case, businessman's run-ins with the law

    Businessman Raj Kundra, who is the husband of Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty was sent into police custody till July 23 in a case related to the creation and publication of pornographic content. Here's a look at his controversies of the past.

  • 4:48 PM (IST) Posted by Vaishali Jain

    3 women say they were "forced to act in pornographic movies"

    Businessman Raj Kundra, arrested in a case related to alleged creation of pornographic films and publishing them through some apps, was on Tuesday remanded in police custody till July 23 by a Mumbai court, after the crime branch alleged he was making financial gains through this illegal business. The police claimed there were several WhatsApp chats that revealed Kundra (45), the husband of Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty, was involved in the financial dealings of the app and its contents.

    The police also said three women have come forward with complaints in the case, saying they were "forced to act in pornographic movies".

    The accused persons took advantage of struggling models, actors and other workers, and made them work in these pornographic movies, the police said, adding that these movies were shot in rented bungalows in Mumbai.

    -- PTI

  • 4:19 PM (IST) Posted by Prerna Yadav

    Gandii Baat actress Gehana Vasisth after Raj Kundra's arrest: There are many more skeletons in cupboards

    The Mumbai police on Monday arrested Raj Kundra (45), the husband of Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty, saying he appears to be the "key conspirator" in the case of the creation of pornographic films and publishing them through apps. Gandii Baat fame actress Gehana Vasisth, who is out on bail in connection to the same case recently released a statement.

    Read: Gandii Baat actress Gehana Vasisth after Raj Kundra's arrest: There are many more skeletons in cupboards

  • 2:37 PM (IST) Posted by Ridhi Suri

    Poonam Pandey on Raj Kundra's arrest

    Actress Poonam Pandey has issued a statement on businessman Raj Kundra's arrest in pornography-related case. She said, "At this moment my heart goes out to Shilpa Shetty & her kids. I can’t imagine what she must be going through. So, I refuse to use this opportunity to highlight my trauma."

    "The only thing I’ll add is that I have filed a police complaint in 2019 against Raj Kundra and subsequently registered a case at the honourable high court of Bombay against him for fraud & theft. This matter is sub judice, hence I would prefer to limit my statements. Also, I have full faith in our police & the judicial process" she added in reference to a criminal case filed by Poonam against Raj Kundra and his associates.

    Poonam had even earlier filed a complaint against the firm and Raj stating that businessman and his associates were illegally using content featuring her even after termination of her contract.

     

  • 2:23 PM (IST) Posted by Ridhi Suri

    Raj Kundra sent to Police Custody till July 23

    Shilpa Shetty's husband Raj Kundra was arrested on Monday night in a pornography-related case and was produced before the Esplanade Court on Tuesday afternoon. The businessman has been sent to judicial custody till July 23.

  • 1:44 PM (IST) Posted by Ridhi Suri

    Old video of Kapil Sharma asking Raj Kundra about his income

    After Shilpa Shetty’s businessman husband Raj Kundra's arrest, an old video from 'The Kapil Sharma Show' about Kundra's income has gone viral on social media. The clip featured Shilpa Shetty, Raj Kundra, and Shamita Shetty as the guests.

     

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  • 1:44 PM (IST) Posted by Ridhi Suri

    Raj Kundra's old tweets on 'Porn Vs Prostitution' go viral after his arrest

    After Raj Kundra arrest, an old tweet of businessman questioning the legality of 'prostitution and porn' went viral. Dated March 29, 2012, Raj Kundra's tweet talked about 'why it was legal to pay someone for sex on camera' and how prostitution was different from porn. 

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  • 1:33 PM (IST) Posted by Vaishali Jain

    Raj Kundra appears before court

    Raj Kundra has been produced before the court in the pornography film case. He has been accompanied by 9 members of the crime branch. He is produced in CMM Court, also known as Killa Court.

  • 12:34 PM (IST) Posted by Vaishali Jain

    Actress claims Raj Kundra offered her web show, accuses him of demanding 'nude audition'

    Leveling some serious accusations, Sagarika Shona Suman alleges that she was asked to give a virtual audition over a video call where three people demanded a nude audition from her. She claims one of them was Kundra in an undated interview.

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  • 12:16 PM (IST) Posted by Ridhi Suri

    The Mumbai Police said they arrested Raj Kundra 'as he appears to be the key conspirator of this'. The police also said they have "sufficient evidence" against him, though they added that further investigations are in progress.

    In the latest development against Raj Kundra, certain WhatsApp chats are said to be the 'key piece of evidence' of his involvement in making pornographic content and publishing them through mobile applications.

  • 10:40 AM (IST) Posted by Ridhi Suri

    Raj Kundra to appear in court today

    Soon after his arrest, Raj Kundra was taken for medical examination at JJ hospital by the Property Cell of Mumbai Police's Crime Branch. On Tuesday, Raj Kundra will be produced before the court.

  • 10:36 AM (IST) Posted by Ridhi Suri
  • 10:35 AM (IST) Posted by Ridhi Suri

    Ryan Thorpe arrested

    Mumbai police have arrested one more person in connection with the case of creation of pornographic films and publishing them through apps, an official said on Tuesday. The accused, identified as Ryan Thorpe, was arrested from his office on Monday night along with businessman Raj Kundra after an enquiry into the matter, the police official said.

    According to sources, Thorpe was working on a senior position with an app firm.

    Earlier, the police on Monday arrested Kundra (45), the husband of Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty, and said he appears to be the "key conspirator" of the case.

  • 10:33 AM (IST) Posted by Ridhi Suri

    Statement released by Gehana Vasisth's publicist on Raj Kundra's arrest

    Earlier, in February this year, Gandii Baat fame actress Gehana Vasisth was arrested by the Crime Branch of Mumbai Police for shooting pornography videos and uploading the same on her website. 

    Now, a statement released by Gehana Vasisth's publicist, Flynn Remedios on Raj Kundra's arrest, said "The law will take its course. We have full faith in the Mumbai police, which is doing a good job. The courts will eventually decide during the trial as to who are the real culprits, and which accused were merely used, by others. Further to this, I don't want to comment anymore, as I am on bail in the same cases and I do not want to prejudice or impair my right to my personal defence. However, the police should investigate fully as there are many more skeletons in the cupboards."

    Gehana is out on bail now. She had allegedly stated before investigators that she decided to participate only because big names like Raj Kundra were involved.

  • 10:20 AM (IST) Posted by Ridhi Suri

    "There was a case registered with the Crime Branch Mumbai in February 2021 about 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. We have sufficient evidences regarding this," Mumbai police commissioner said in a statement.

    The case was registered on February 4 at the Malwani police station in suburban Mumbai. An FIR was registered against Kundra after a woman approached the police and made certain allegations in her complaint, another official said.

    "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," he said.

    "We will conduct a probe into the case against Raj Kundra and find out if there is any link between this and pornography cases which we had registered earlier," the official said.

    Kundra was booked under IPC Sections 420 (cheating), 34 (common intention), 292 and 293 (related to obscene and indecent advertisements and displays), and relevant sections of the IT Act and the Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, he said.

    Further investigation was underway, the official added.

    (PTI)

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