Late Monday, in a major swoop, the Mumbai Police arrested businessman Raj Kundra - the husband of Bollywood actor and model Shilpa Shetty - for allegedly making pornographic content and publishing them through mobile applications. According to the reports, Kundra was named as the ‘key conspirator’ in the case.
The action was based on a case registered by the police in February this year, Mumbai Police Commissioner Hemant Nagrale said in a late-night statement. Thereafter, Kundra, a British-Indian businessman, was being investigated by the Crime Branch-CID of Mumbai Police. "A case was registered with the Crime Branch about the creation of pornographic films and publishing them through some apps. We've arrested Raj Kundra in this case as he appears to be the key conspirator. We have sufficient evidences regarding this. Further investigation is in progress," Nagrale said.
According to new reports, the businessman has been booked under sections 420 (cheating), 34 (common intention), 292 and 293 (related to obscene and indecent advertisements and displays) of IPC along with other sections of the IT Act and the Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act.
Ten accused have been arrested in the case, including Kundra. On Tuesday, Kundra will be produced before the 37th Esplanade metropolitan magistrate's court in Mumbai.
(With Inputs from IANS)