New Delhi: The Bombay Excessive Court docket on Saturday (August 7, 2021) dismissed the bail plea of businessman Raj Kundra and affiliate Ryan Thorpe within the pornography case. Kundra had filed a writ petition within the court docket calling his arrest ‘unlawful’. The court docket reserved its verdict upon listening to each the involved events.
Responding to the writ petition filed by Kundra, the general public prosecutor acknowledged that he’s a British citizen and destroying the proof within the case in opposition to him and there’s a risk of him doing the identical in future.
The investigating companies have recovered 51 grownup films from the Storage Space Community (SAN) and 68 grownup movies from his laptops. Subsequently, Raj Kundra’s arrest just isn’t solely legitimate but additionally essential on this case, argued the prosecutor.
Raj Kundra, the husband of Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty, was arrested by the crime department on July 19 in a case associated to the alleged creation of pornographic movies and publishing them by apps.
In the meantime, the Police on Friday recorded the assertion of actor-model Sherlyn Chopra for almost eight hours in reference to the porn movies case during which businessman Raj Kundra has been arrested, an official advised PTI.
Chopra appeared earlier than the property cell of the Mumbai crime department at round 12 pm to report her assertion and left at round 8 pm, the official stated.
Earlier this week, the police had quizzed the director of Armsprime, an organization linked to the alleged porn racket. Final week, a court docket had rejected the pre-arrest bail utility filed by Chopra.
In her plea, Chopra has stated she apprehended arrest within the case registered underneath IPC sections 292, 293 (sale of obscene materials), in addition to related provisions of the Info Expertise Act and the Indecent Illustration of Girls (Prohibition) Act.
The crime department is investigating the case that was registered on the Malwani police station in suburban Mumbai in February 2021.
(With PTI inputs)