Businessman and husband of Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Raj Kundra and his head of IT Ryan Tharp who had been arrested in relation to an alleged pornography racket case have been sent to police custody till July 27. Today Raj Kundra and Ryan Tharp were produced before a magistrate's court in Mumbai by the police where the update happened.
Mumbai Police has stated in the court that they believe that the money generated by the pornography business was used for betting on the internet and have further asked for an investigation of the transactions between Raj Kundra's Yes Bank account and United Bank of Africa accounts.
Mumbai Police arrested Kundra on Monday after evidence incriminating him came to light. "He appears to be the key conspirator. We have sufficient evidence against him," Mumbai Police commissioner Hemant Nagrale said in his statement..
Maharashtra's Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has revealed that it received a thread of emails that allege Kundra tried to bribe the Mumbai Police officials with an amount of Rs.25 lakh to evade arrest.
Raj Kundra had a tie-up with a UK-based company Kernin and published pornographic content through Hotshots, a mobile app that later got banned by the Play Store.