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Raj Kundra reportedly had links with UK porn firms

MUMBAI: The Mumbai Police today said that, One of the company of buisnessman Raj Kundra’s got arrested in a porn films case, The comapany was running operations for a London-based firm floated by a close relative which was into producing pornographic content for India.
Raj Kundra, husband of popular Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty, was arrested by the crime branch on Monday night in a case, related to alleged creation of pornographic films and publishing them through some apps.

On Tuesday, he appeared before court which remanded him in police custody till July 23.

A senior police official said that Raj Kundra’s Viaan Industries had a tie-up with London-based company Kenrin, which owns ”Hotshots” app, allegedly involved in publishing pornographic films.
Milind Bharambe, Joint Commissioner of Police, at a press briefing said “Though the company was registered in London, the content creation, operation of the app and accounting was done through Kundra’s Viaan Industries.” “Kenrin is owned by the brother-in-law of Raj Kundra”, he added.

The police have collected evidence which establishes connections between the two business entities, the officer further added.
Their whatsapp group has been found, e-mail exchanges, accounting details and some porn films after a search of Raj Kundra’s Mumbai office, said Mr Bharambe.

“As incriminating evidence was collected in this case, we arrested Raj Kundra and his IT head Ryan Thorpe,” he said, adding, “our probe in the case is on”.

The police on monday described Raj Kundra as the “key conspirator” of the case, which was registered on February 4 at the Malwani police station in suburban Mumbai. Informing about the delay in his arrest in the case in which a charge-sheet was filed in April, Mr Bharambe said there were many electronic evidence to be scanned to build a strong case.

Money transfer, real ownership of accounts, the content and publisher were to be verified before the police could take serious action, he added.
Transfer of money was found in various bank accounts, Mr Bharambe said, he then added that victims of the porn films racket used to get only a few thousands rupees.

It came to light that a company named Armsprime had prepared the app (Hotshots) for Kenrin and individual apps also during an investigation, he said.

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