Raj Kundra’s involvement in publishing pornographic content has left the nation shock. The social media sparked, and the trolls got a new subject to their inventory when Shilpa Shetty Kundra’s husband, Raj Kundra, was arrested by Mumbai police to make pornographic videos before publishing through various apps. Bollywood actress and Raj Kundra’s wife Shilpa Shetty is facing criticism. This is not the first time an actress faces criticism and embarrassment due to their husbands’ deeds.
On Monday, Raj Kundra was taken into custody by the Crime Branch after being booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), and the Information Technology (IT) Act. There are 11 people arrested in this case, and out of them, a 45-year-old Raj Kundra is said to be a ‘key conspirator.’ Raj Kundra and others are accused of ‘making pornographic films and publishing them through some apps. According to Mumbai Police Commissioner Hemant Nagrale,
“He appears to be the key conspirator. We have sufficient evidence regarding this.”
Raj Kundra Has Been In Controversies Before
This is not the first time Raj Kundra has been in controversy. He has been married to Shilpa Shetty. Since 2009, he has found himself in a high-profile controversy. He was the owner of IPL Franchise Rajasthan Royals. In 2013, he was among those who have been questioned in connection with the IPL fixing scandal.
What Is Gehana Vasisth Case?
In February this year, nine people, including actress Gehana Vasisth was arrested by police for running a porn production racket. Gehana Vasisth was accused of luring new and aspiring actors into the porn industry who come to Mumbai to achieve their dream. She promises them to work in Bollywood films and puts them into the porn industry. Mumbai Police Commissioner said in a statement,
“There was a case registered with the Crime Branch Mumbai in February 2021 about the creation of pornographic films and publishing them through some Apps. We’ve arrested Mr. Raj Kundra in this case on 19/7/21 as he appears to be the key conspirator of this. We have sufficient evidence regarding this.”
On February 4, the case was registered at the Malwani police station in suburban Mumbai. An FIR was registered against Raj Kundra after a woman approached the police and made various allegations in her complaint. Another official said,
“On that basis, the FIR was registered and the case transferred to the Crime Branch. Earlier also, we had registered cases related to pornography in which an actress and some other persons were made accused.”
“We will conduct a probe into the case against Raj Kundra and find out if there is any link between this and pornography cases which we had registered earlier.”
OTT Platforms Outside India
According to the investigators, this gang produced these porn films as web series in apartments and flats in Mumbai. They upload these videos on OTT platforms that are registered outside India to bypass Indian laws. Apart from Gehana Vasisth, people like Umesh Kamat, who is said to be a close associate of Raj Kundra, Tanvir Hashmi, a film director, and several actors and production crew were arrested. These platforms are illegal in India. They stream erotic and softcore adult films. They are registered in other countries and cater only locally-made movies. According to Cyber Crimes, investigators had found since the lockdown in 2020. such platforms have seen massive growth in India.