Many people were taken aback by Raj Kundra’s arrest on Monday in an alleged p*rnographic racket case. Among the 11 people arrested in the case, Mumbai police allege Shilpa Shetty’s husband is the main conspirator. The arrest of Kundra sparked a can of worms that is only getting murkier by the day.
Kundra was accused of luring multiple women into starring in pornographic films on the false pretence of offering them jobs in web series, according to police. The films were subsequently made available through an app called Hotshots, which has since been deleted from Google Play.
While the investigation into the crime continues, Mumbai Police has reported that a concealed cupboard was discovered during a raid on Shilpa Shetty’s husband, businessman Raj Kundra’s Viaan and JL Stream office in Andheri, Mumbai.
“Crime Branch has found a hidden cupboard in businessman Raj Kundra’s Viaan and JL Stream office in Mumbai’s Andheri during searches in connection with a p*rnography case,” the police was quoted by FreePress Journal.
An official spoke to ETimes, “We have brought these files, which will be studied by the forensic auditing team. We are sending eight servers seized from Kundra’s office for forensic analysis as prima facie we have found pornographic data deleted after the police busted the racket in February. Experts can find out whether these servers have been used to upload pornographic material to Kenrin.”
Meanwhile, it’s been rumoured that the Enforcement Directorate would shortly join the investigation to look into the money laundering allegations that have lately surfaced. A questionable financial transaction involving Shilpa Shetty’s husband and a Mercury International corporate bank account in South Africa (online betting and casino gaming) has surfaced.