Businessman Raj Kundra, the husband of actress Shilpa Shetty, who was arrested by Mumbai police for his alleged involvement in the production of pornographic films, was taken into custody on Tuesday until the 23rd. July. Police also arrested a technician, Ryan John Tharpe who was also taken into custody until July 23. In their preliminary investigation, the authorities found that the entire racketeering was operating from the UK.
Mumbai Police have claimed to have recovered incriminating material, including WhatsApp chats, which point to Kundra’s role in the illegal production of pornographic films. The incident of posting these porn movies to different mobile apps was first revealed in February when the Mumbai criminal branch dismantled the racketeering and arrested Kundra’s former PA Umesh Kamat and model Gehna Vasisth among 11 people.
According to Crime Branch sources, WhatsApp chats belong to a group called “H Accounts”, of which Kundra is the administrator. The group consists of five people and the members are said to have talked about daily income, payment to models and other crucial information related to the production of pornographic films.
Kundra’s company, Kenrin Production, was allegedly involved in making pornographic films. Kundra’s business partner, Pradeep Bakshi, is the president of Kenrin Production. The production house used to hire agents to create explicit content. Police say the WhatsApp talks have uncovered clues that Kundra was the main racquet conspirator.
Crime Branch sources revealed that Kamat, who oversaw Kenrin Production’s Indian operations, was in charge of commissioning the creation of porn films after receiving a deposit from the UK. Content was previously delivered to the company via email. All members involved in the production would then receive their salary. The Crime Directorate in its investigation revealed that several agents in India were linked to the production house.
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