Shilpa Shetty’s husband Raj Kundra was arrested by the Mumbai police crime branch on Monday in a case of making pornographic films and publishing them through mobile applications. Mumbai Police Commissioner Hemant Nagrale said, “We have arrested Raj Kundra in this case on 19/7/21 as he appears to be the key conspirator of this. We have sufficient evidences regarding this. Investigation is in progress.”
The Property Cell of the Mumbai crime branch had in February this year registered an FIR in connection with the case and arrested nine persons soon after. Kundra’s name came up during the interrogation of the accused, police officers said. Apart from the case by Mumbai police, Kundra’s name had also cropped up in a similar case that had been registered by the Maharashtra Cyber police last year.
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The Mumbai police crime branch arrested Shilpa Shetty’s husband and businessman Raj Kundra on Monday for being the alleged “key conspirator” in a case of making pornographic films and publishing them through mobile applications.
On Monday, Kundra was summoned for questioning, following which he was placed under arrest. Mumbai Police Commissioner Hemant Nagrale said, “We have arrested Raj Kundra in this case on 19/7/21 as he appears to be the key conspirator of this. We have sufficient evidences regarding this. Investigation is in progress.” Read more
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