Raj Kundra bribed top officials by paying Rs2.5 million to evade arrest until July 19
Mumbai Police is quizzing Raj Kundra to extract the details of the case however, he has not spoken much.Author : Tanvi
In a major development, Shilpa Shetty’s husband and businessman Raj Kundra has bribed the top officials of the Mumbai Police to evade arrest for his alleged involvement in a porn racket case.
Going by the media reports, Arvind Srivastava alias Yash Thakur, who is absconding accused and is among one of the key conspirators of the racket, had sent a complaint email to the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) in March. In the email, Arvind has alleged that Raj Kundra has paid Rs2.5 million (25 lakh) as a bribe to the police via US-based firm Fliz Movies (Nukeflix).
Notably, Srivastava owns the US-based firm and his name erupted in the porn racket case in March. Taking action against him, Police had seized two of his bank accounts which had Rs 4.50 crore approximately.
As per the reports, WhatsApp chat screenshots of the bribe chat were attached in the email which said, “demand, through a police informer, to pay an equal amount was also made to the firm.”
Reportedly, the ACB has forwarded the email to the Mumbai Police Chief’s office in April however, the officers have refrained from commenting on it.
In a conversation with the media house, Mumbai Police’s official spokesperson, DCP Chaitanya S said, “He is not aware of the accusations.”
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Reiterating here, Mumbai Police Crime Branch arrested Raj Kundra on July 19 in a case linked to the creation of pornographic content and its publication on apps. He is in custody till July 23.
Mumbai Police is quizzing Raj Kundra to extract the details of the case however, he has not spoken much.
A case has been booked against him under sections 420 (Cheating), 34 (Common Intention), 292 and 293 (Related to Obscene and Indecent Advertisements and Displays) of the IPC along with relevant sections of the IT Act and the Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act.
Notably, after the arrest of Mr. Kundra, his lawyer objected to the imposition of Section 67A of the Information Technology Act on sending obscene content in electronic form along with other sections with respect to pornography as these laws consider "actual intercourse" as porn and the rest everything is termed as vulgar content.
The lawyer further said that the Police is following what web shows are working these days - vulgar content, however, it cannot be termed as ‘Porn.’