Raj Kundra sold the app but controlled activities, Shilpa Shetty has no role in it, says Mumbai Police

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Published by Swathy S on 21 Jul 2021

In order to mislead the investigating agencies, Shilpa Shetty’s husband Raj Kundra (45), who was arrested late on Monday for the creation and publishing of pornographic contents on app, sold his app ‘Hotshots’ to Kenrin Pvt Ltd, the UK-based company, owned by his brother-in-law Pradeep Bakshi but he controlled it from Mumbai, the police told on Tuesday.

On Tuesday, Raj Kundra and Ryan Tharpe, his IT head, who were arrested, were produced before the 37th metropolitan magistrate and has been remanded to police custody till July 23.

The police officials said that Raj Kundra had been involved in the streaming of pornographic contents via the ‘Hotshots’ app and the app has been now removed from mobile platforms. He controlled and supplied the content to the UK company from his Viaan Industries office. Raj Kundra told that in 2019 he sold the app for $25,000.

Milind Bharambe, the Joint Commissioner of Mumbai Police commented on Shilpa Shetty’s role in the case at a press conference on Tuesday. According to ANI, Milind was quoted being said that “We have not been able to any find any active role (of Shilpa Shetty) yet. We are investigating. We’ll appeal to the victims to come forward and contact the Crime Branch Mumbai. We’ll take appropriate action”.

Raj Kundra is filed under Indian Penal Code Sections 420 (cheating), 34 (common intention), 292, and 293 (related to obscene and indecent advertisements and displays), and relevant sections of the IT Act and the Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act.

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