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Unaware of Raj Kundra’s porn business: Shilpa Shetty

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Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty has informed that Mumbai Police that she remained too tied up in her work to know the porn apps or other activities of her husband Raj Kundra – who is under custody in the pornography racket case.

Shilpa further stated that Kundra had launched Viaan Industries Ltd around April 2015 and she was on the board till July 2020 when she quit owing to personal reasons, as stated in the charge sheet filed by the police on Wednesday against Kundra and his associate Ryan Thorpe.

According to the police probe, Kundra allegedly used his company’s Mumbai offices to manage the daily operations of the sleaze content racket and upload it through the HotShots and Bollyfame apps for paid viewers.

The nearly 1,500-page charge sheet also contains details of the investigations and the evidence collected against the 11 accused arrested till date, plus two others wanted accused in the same case, Kundra’s brother-in-law Sandeep Bakshi and Yash Thakur – to show how the entire paid sleaze content racket was being run.

The police during its raid on Kundra’s homes on July 23 and the Viaan offices in Andheri on July 24, had seized incriminating documents, laptops, portable hard-disks, and also recovered a laptop from Thorpe.

All the electronic devices were subjected to various forensic tests to gather further evidence pertaining to the sensational case.

Besides Shilpa, the police have recorded the statements, including some before a magistrate, of at least 42 other witnesses, including models, films or television actresses, against Kundra and Thorpe.

The smut racket was exposed after the Malad police raided a bungalow in Madh Island in February, the subsequent nabbing of 9 accused, and finally the arrest of Kundra and Thorpe on July 19, shocking the entertainment industry.

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Porn case: Raj Kundra gets interim relief from arrest till Aug 25

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The Bombay High Court on Wednesday granted interim protection from arrest to businessman Raj Kundra till August 25 in a porn film racket case registered in 2020 by the Mumbai Police here.

When the matter came up for hearing, his lawyer Prashant Patil argued that the other co-accused in the case are already out on bail and the offences against Kundra attract a punishment of less than seven years, and hence deserved protection from arrest.

Opposing the plea, Additional Public Prosecutor Prajakta Shinde said that the role of accused (Kundra) was different from the other co-accused and sought more time for instructions on the merits of the case.

While granting time, Justice S.K. Shinde allowed an interim order preventing Kundra’s arrest till August 25, when the next hearing is scheduled.

Earlier, Kundra had sought anticipatory bail in the FIR lodged by the Mumbai Police Cyber Crime Cell in connection with the alleged porn racket case, claiming he was falsely implicated.

He further contended that there is no evidence to link him against the HotShot App and was being made a ‘scapegoat’.

However, late on July 19, Kundra was nabbed in a similar complaint registered by the Crime Branch in 2021 for which he was sent to custody.

Last week, after a lower court rejected his anticipatory bail plea, he moved the Bombay HC which has granted him interim relief against arrest for a week.

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Shilpa Shetty’s first statement after Raj Kundra’s Arrest

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Actress Shilpa Shetty is shattered because of a lot of speculations, stories after her husband Raj Kundra was arrested in a pornography case. There are stories that Shilpa Shetty too will be arrested in the case. The actress issued a public statement for the first time after her husband’s arrest. She requested everyone not to spread the fake news and she wanted them to wait for the law to decide. She wanted the people to respect her privacy for the sake of her children. Shilpa Shetty penned an emotional post and it is made available for public through her social media page. Here is her complete statement:

Yes! The past few days have been challenging, on every front. There have been a lot of rumors and accusations. A lot of unwarranted aspersions on me cast by the media and (not so) well-wishers as well. A lot of trolling/questions were posted, not only to me but also to my family. MY STAND… I HAVE NOT COMMENTED YET and will continue to refrain from doing so on this case as it is subjudice, so please stop attributing false quotes on my behalf. Reiterating my philosophy of, as a celebrity “Never complain, never explain”.

All I will say is, as it’s an ongoing investigation, I have full faith in the Mumbai Police & the Indian judiciary. As a family, we are taking recourse to all our available legal remedies. But, till then I humbly request you – especially as a MOTHER – to respect our privacy for my children’s sake and request you to refrain from commenting on half-baked information without verifying the veracity of the same. I am a proud law-abiding Indian citizen and a hardworking professional for the last 29 years. People have put their faith in ME & I’ve never let anyone down.

So, most importantly, I request you to respect my family’s and ‘my right’ to privacy in these times. We don’t deserve a media trial. Please let the law take its course. Satyamev Jayate!

With Positivity and Gratitude,
Shilpa Shetty Kundra

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Raj Kundra’s pornography case latest updates

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Indian businessman Raj Kundra has been arrested in a pornography case and he has been facing several charges. The businessman filed a bail plea in the Mumbai High Court and his bail is rejected today. The Mumbai High Court sent Raj Kundra to judicial custody for 14 days and the Mumbai crime branch has been denied the custody of Raj Kundra. A report said that Raj Kundra threw away his old mobile phone days before his arrest. There are reports that the bank accounts of the businessman have been seized in Kanpur as there are crores of transactions. All the two bank accounts are from State Bank of India. An official from the Mumbai crime branch revealed that Raj Kundra’s wife Shilpa Shetty will be interrogated once again and they are in plans to clone the mobile phone of the actress.

An employee named Arvind Srivastava who worked with Raj Kundra’s firm has distributed 90 pornographic films in the states of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. A shopkeeper from Gujarat filed a cheating complaint against Raj Kundra and his firm. All the employees who are the key witnesses in the case are asked to delete the obscene clips from the application Hotshots. For now, Raj Kundra is in a lot of trouble because of the case.

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Hidden cupboards found in Raj Kundra’s office

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Controversial Businessman Raj Kundra is back in news and he is arrested in relation to a pornography case. He is in police custody currently and the investigation is happening at a fast pace. Raj Kundra applied for bail in Mumbai High Court and it would be heard on Monday. The Mumbai crime branch cops revealed that they could collect solid evidence in the case. A server along with the porn content was seized from his residence recently. Now the cops traced out a hidden cupboard in Viaan and JL Stream office, the office space of Raj Kundra.

There are talks that the Enforcement Directorate (ED) will soon register money laundering cases as per his bank transactions which are under tracer. On the other side, Raj Kundra’s wife Shilpa Shetty revealed that her husband is innocent. She said that the content on Hotshots is bolder and it is not porn. The statement of Shilpa Shetty too is recorded on Friday evening. The cops are tracking the earnings of Raj Kundra through pornographic content.For now, Raj Kundra is in neck deep troubles.

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Raj Kundra’s Case: Some shocking Revelations

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Businessman Raj Kundra was arrested recently by the Mumbai cops after he is believed to be the key player in creating pornographic content for the app Hotshots. His wife and actress Shilpa Shetty canceled all her shoots after his arrest and is tightlipped. A speculation made waves that Shilpa Shetty too will be questioned about her involvement in this case. The Mumbai cops revealed that Shilpa Shetty will not be served any summons in the case. The veteran actress in her first post after Raj Kundra’s arrest posted that she would survive the challenges in the future. There are rumors that she was sacked from a tv show after the arrest of her husband as per the reports from Bollywood media. For now, Shilpa Shetty decided to take a break from the show and she is replaced by Karishma Kapoor.

Several models and actresses made allegations on Raj Kundra after his arrest. Some of the reports say that the businessman paid Rs 25 lakhs as a bribe for the Mumbai crime cops to evade his arrest. The crime branch officials conducted a raid on his residence yesterday and they seized a server along with 70 porn videos. They are sent to the Forensic analysis. The banks are asked to provide the transaction details of Raj Kundra along with the accounts of his companies from the past two years. Mumbai Police Commissioner Hemant Nagrale called Raj Kundra the key conspirator in the case and he said that there is sufficient evidence for the same.

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All about Raj Kundra’s arrest and his Case

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Businessman Raj Kundra was arrested on the evening of Monday in relation to a case of pornography. This news created a sensation and Raj Kundra is sent to police custody till July 23rd. The allegation says that Raj Kundra and his team have been making porn content and are selling it to various apps online. Raj Kundra applied for anticipatory bail last month. Raj Kundra is closely watched from February this year after Sagarika Shona Sumna filed a complaint on Raj Kundra and Umesh Kamat saying that she was made to do pornographic acts and they were made available on the app named Hotshots.

After tracing key evidence, Raj Kundra is arrested by the Mumbai crime branch cops. The key evidence happens to be the WhatsApp chats between Kundra and the other accused Pradeep Bakshi. There were discussions about the transactions and one more accused Ryan Thorpe was taken into custody after Raj Kundra’s arrest. When the allegations saw light, Raj Kundra denied his involvement with the Hotshots app but the cops kept a close watch after which he was arrested. If convicted, the Mumbai-based businessman may face imprisonment up to 7 years. Raj Kundra happens to be the husband of actress Shilpa Shetty. The duo has two children: Viaan and Samisha.

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