Shilpa Shetty’s husband Raj Kundra was granted bail by a Mumbai court on Monday in connection with the pornography case and was released from Arthur Road Jail in Mumbai on Tuesday.
Raj Kundra was arrested as the key accused in a pornographic films case two months ago. Kundra was released from Arthur Road Jail after 11:30 pm, according to a jail official. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate SB Bhajipale allowed Raj Kundra’s bail application on Monday on furnishing a bond of Rs 50,000.
Important details in the case filed against Raj Kundra
In February this year, five people were taken into custody for allegedly forcing women into porn movies.
It was alleged that the accused promised to cast the actors in web series and on the day of the shoot, which would take place at a rented bungalow on the outskirts of Mumbai, they would change the script completely and threaten them to expose themselves in front of the camera.
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Following the shoot, the accused made the videos available on mobile apps and offered subscriptions. Not just that, they would also put up advertisements on social media platforms.
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Investigation revealed that some of these production houses would upload content from servers outside India. One of them was a UK production house, whose executive Umesk Kamat was arrested. A link between Kundra and Kamat was found, which landed the former in trouble.
After Kundra’s arrest, police alleged that the accused persons “made profits in lakhs in this illegal business of making pornographic films and uploading the same via some mobile apps for which subscription fees are taken from viewers”.
The police further said that the pornographic content was uploaded on an app ‘HotShots’ that was developed by Arms Prime Pvt Ltd, a company owned by Kundra.
Kundra was booked under Indian Penal Code 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.