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Business News/ News / India/  Shilpa Shetty's husband Raj Kundra sent to police custody till July 27
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Shilpa Shetty's husband Raj Kundra sent to police custody till July 27

Police officials told the court that proceeds from producing pornographic films were used for online betting, which why Kundra's bank accounts with YES Bank and United Bank of Africa need to be investigated

Mumbai Police produced Raj Kundra before a Magistrate Court in Mumbai today.Premium
Mumbai Police produced Raj Kundra before a Magistrate Court in Mumbai today.

Businessman Raj Kundra and one Ryan Thorpe have been sent to police custody till July 27 in the case related to production and showcase of pornographic content. Kundra produced before Magistrate Court in Mumbai today at the end of his earlier remand.

The Mumbai Police had sought 7-day custody of both accused in the case. Police officials told the court that the proceeds from producing pornographic films were used for online betting, which why Kundra's bank accounts with YES Bank and United Bank of Africa need to be investigated.

The police had earlier told the court that Kundra accrued financial gains from the illegal activity of making and selling pornographic material. Officials told the court that the 45-year-old businessman's mobile phone and its contents need to be scrutinised, as well as his business dealings and transactions.

Police also told the court that Kundra WhatsApp chats included details of selling 121 videos for $1.2 million, which indicates foreign involvement in the case.

Kundra, a Mumbai-based businessman and husband of actress Shilpa Shetty, was arrested on the night of July 19 by crime branch of the city's police. He was charged with allegations of creation of pornographic films and publishing them through some apps.

He has been booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Information Technology Act.

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Published: 23 Jul 2021, 02:22 PM IST
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