Raj Kundra arrested in pornography-related case as key conspirator
Businessman and actress Shilpa Shetty's husband, Raj Kundra has been arrested by the Mumbai police over a case involving pornographic films
Businessman and actress Shilpa Shetty's husband, Raj Kundra has been arrested by the Mumbai police over a case involving pornographic films.
According to a report, the cops filed 2 FIRs and apprehended 9 people last week for allegedly forcing actors to shoot nude scenes for pornographic films.
The report also stated that these films were released on paid mobile applications.
As the further investigations are in progress, reportedly the case involving creation of pornographic films and publishing them through some apps was registered with the Mumbai Crime Branch in February this year.
Mumbai Police Commissioner said in a statement,
''There was a case registered with the Crime Branch Mumbai in Feb 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".
While, Raj Kundra will be produced before the CMM Court, in the second half of Tuesday, the Mumbai Police Crime Branch has also made another arrest in this case.
Ryan Tharp from the Nerul area was arrested in the probe connected to the production of Pornography.
Following Raj Kundra's arrest, an old tweet on 'Porn vs Prostitution' posted by him in 2012 has gone viral.
On March 29, 2012 he had asked in the tweet “why it was legal to pay someone for sex on camera and how is it different from the other."
In another tweet that dates back to May 3, 2012, he wrote: "India: Actors are playing cricket, cricketers are playing politics, politicians are watching porn, and porn stars are becoming actors."
And the netizens were quick to pick up his tweets to corner him.
Moving on, Raj Kundra, who is the owner of an app called JL Stream was also owner of a professional Twenty 20 cricket league (Indian Premier League cricket team Rajasthan Royals).
In 2013, he was questioned by the Delhi Police in connection with the betting and spot-fixing scandal that engulfed Indian cricket.