Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty is under the lens of Mumbai Police’s Crime Branch, to probe into the porn racket case. On Friday evening, a team of investigating officers reached Shilpa Shetty’s residence with a set of questions to inquire about her alleged involvement in the case.

Notably, since the arrest of her husband Raj Kundra, an alleged kingpin of the porn racket, Shetty is being interrogated for the first time. Also, her statement is being recorded by the Crime Branch after the actor permitted it.

According to the sources, the Crime Branch needs to know about Shilpa’s tenure as director of Viaan, a company owned by her husband (Kundra), that is currently under the radar of the investigating team as the alleged porn racket was being operated from its office only.

Notably, Shilpa Shetty resigned as Viaan’s director in 2020. And now, the Crime Branch wants to know her reason for resigning.

Significantly, the crime branch had investigated Viaan’s office based in Andheri West and is said to have seized a “huge data” of porn videos.

It has been learnt, the officials have seized 20 terabytes (TB) data and seven servers that were used to store it.  However, around 1TB of data was already removed from it, and to retrieve it, the crime branch has roped in forensic experts.

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After Raj Kundra was detained by the Mumbai Police on Monday, the team has started a lookout operation for the person(s) who deleted the data from the servers.

Besides this, Shilpa Shetty’s accounts will also be assessed to see if she profiteered from the alleged racket of porn creation and publication on applications.

Another angle that has been suggested by the sources include, whether Raj Kundra diverted money earned from the porn racket into a cricket betting company.

There are reports which suggest that the investigation so far has revealed that a huge amount was transferred to Raj Kundra's account from a cricket betting company called Mercury International.

"The police are investigating whether profit earned from the pornography racket was diverted in the cricket betting company by Raj Kundra," a source said.

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