On Tuesday, the Mumbai police crime branch will present businessman Raj Kundra for police custody before a local court. Kundra was arrested by Mumbai police on Monday in connection with the alleged creation of pornographic videos and their distribution through several applications.


Shilpa Shetty, an actress and businesswoman, is married to Kundra.

Kundra will be taken into jail by the Metropolitan Magistrate Court. His interrogation, according to sources, could lead to more arrests.

In February of this year, the Mumbai criminal branch's Property Cell filed a FIR in connection with the case, and nine people were arrested shortly after. According to police officials, Kundra's name came up during the accused's interrogation.

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Kundra was arrested after being summoned for questioning by the police on Monday. “We have arrested Raj Kundra in this case on 19/7/21 as he appears to be the main conspirator,” Mumbai Police Commissioner Hemant Nagrale said. We have a sufficient amount of proof in this regard. The investigation is still ongoing.”

The arrest, according to Nagrale, was made in connection with a case filed with Mumbai's Crime Branch in February 2021 over the production of pornographic films and their distribution through mobile apps.

Women were allegedly lured into participating in pornographic films with promises of roles in web series in a scheme discovered by the crime branch earlier this year.

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Some of the people arrested were the owners of streaming services where these pornographic films could be seen for a subscription fee. Kundra's name came up in connection with his ties to one of the organisations involved in promoting such films on digital platforms, according to an officer.

Apart from the Mumbai police investigation, Kundra's name had also been mentioned in a similar complaint filed by the Maharashtra Cyber police last year. Kundra had applied for anticipatory bail in that case, and the court is expected to rule on his petition next week.

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