On Tuesday (July 27, 2021), a Magistrate's court in Mumbai sent Raj Kundra to judicial custody for 14 days in connection with an adult film racket.
As per a report in ETimes, the court denied Raj Kundra's custody to Mumbai Police Crime Branch. The businessman's lawyer is going to move High Court for bail. The hearing for Raj Kundra's bail application will take place tomorrow.
On July 23, the Mumbai Crime Branch had raided Raj Kundra's Viaan Industries office in Andheri, Mumbai where they found a hidden cupboard containing several documents about financial transactions and cryptocurrency. The cops had also conducted a six-hour search at Shilpa and Raj's Juhu residence and recorded her statement.
Police sources had revealed that Shilpa had denied her involvement in the alleged production and transmission of adult films. Further, she had claimed that the movies available on her hubby Raj's app Hotshots are not pornographic but erotica.
Meanwhile, a report in ANI read that Kundra had anticipated his arrest in March and had changed his phone in March to dodge the investigation. It was also reported that Mumbai Police has seized Raj Kundra's laptop and the SAN (Storage Area Network) box.
"We accessed 48 TB data. Huge data was deleted once our case was filed on instructions from Raj Kundra. Also, after Kundra's arrest, more data was deleted," ETimes quoted police officials as saying.
Raj Kundra was arrested by Mumbai Crime Branch on July 19 for allegedly creating pornographic films and publishing them through some apps. He was booked under sections 420 (cheating), 34 (common intention), 292 and 293 (related to obscene and indecent advertisements and displays) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) besides relevant sections of the IT Act and the Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act. On the other hand, the businessman has denied all allegations against him.