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Raj Kundra News Case Highlights: Court Refuses Bail to Shilpa Shetty's Husband; Cops Say He Earned Rs 1.17 Crore Via Porn App

Raj Kundra and Shilpa Shetty tied the knot in November 2009.

Raj Kundra and Shilpa Shetty tied the knot in November 2009.

Raj Kundra News LIVE Updates: A Mumbai court remanded Raj Kundra, arrested in a case of alleged production and distribution of pornographic films through apps, in 14-day judicial custody on Tuesday.

Raj Kundra News LIVE Updates: A Mumbai court on Wednesday rejected businessman and Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty’s husband Raj Kundra’s bail plea in a case related to the alleged creation of pornographic films and publishing them through some apps. The court had remanded Kundra, arrested on the night of July 19, in 14-day judicial custody on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the Bombay High Court will continue to hear Kundra’s petition tomorrow after it said on Tuesday that it could not pass any order granting urgent relief to the businessman without first hearing the prosecution. Justice A S Gadkari directed the police to file its affidavit by July 29 in response to a petition submitted by Kundra (45) challenging his “illegal arrest" in the case. Also, no clean chit has been given yet to Shilpa Shetty in the case, a police official told news agency PTI on Tuesday.

On the other hand, the Bombay High Court granted anticipatory bails to model-actors Poonam Pandey and Sherlyn Chopra, stating that no coercive action would be taken against the duo till September 20, 2021. Sherlyn Chopra was summoned to appear before the property cell on Tuesday in connection with the porn racket case involving Kundra.

Shilpa Shetty’s statement was also recorded by the crime branch of Mumbai police at her residence in suburban Juhu. The actress reportedly fought with Kundra during a raid at their home, Mumbai Police sources told news agency ANI on Monday. She apparently broke down in tears during the argument and the team had to step in to calm her down. She also told the cops that she was not in the know of her husband’s actions.

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The crime branch of Mumbai Police also conducted a search of the house and seized a laptop. As Shetty was a director of Viaan Industries, Kundra’s firm, the police decided to question her, he said, adding that she had later resigned from the post. The police had earlier told the court that the 45-year-old businessman was gaining financially from the illegal activity of making and selling pornographic material. The police had claimed they seized Kundra’s mobile phone and its contents need to be scrutinised and also his business dealings and transactions have to be looked into.

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first published:July 28, 2021, 20:29 IST