Mumbai: Businessman Raj Kundra who was arrested for producing and streaming pornographic content case gets bail from Mumbai Esplanade Court on a surety of Rs 50,000, a report said.
His employee Ryan Thorpe was also granted bail. The crime branch of Mumbai Police arrested Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty’s husband Raj Kundra in July and filed a chargesheet against him last week for his alleged involvement in pornographic film racket.
In his bail application, Kundra had claimed that he was being made a ‘scapegoat’ and that there was not a single evidence in the supplementary charge sheet of him being actively involved in the creation of the alleged questionable content.
Kundra was arrested on July 19 along with 11 other people after being booked under relevant sections of the IPC and the Information Technology Act. The Mumbai police has filed a 1500-page chargesheet containing the statements of 43 witnesses including Shilpa Shetty.
He was in judicial custody after he was arrested. His wife actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra had said that their family reputation was ruined, their endorsements in the industry were being cancelled and that she had to give up many projects.” She also spoke about financial losses.
He had been booked under Sections 420 (cheating), 34 (common intention), 292 and 293 (related to obscene and indecent advertisements and displays) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) along with relevant sections of the IT Act and the Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act
Speaking of Shilpa, the actress, after taking a brief hiatus following Raj’s arrest, is once again busy judging the dance reality show ‘Super Dancer 4’, alongside Geeta Kapur and Anurag Basu. She was recently seen in Priyadarshan’s rom-com ‘Hungama 2’.