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Bombay High Court grants relief to Raj Kundra in Pornography case
The hearing on Kundra's anticipatory bail plea will be held on August 25 i.e. on Wednesday.
New Delhi: The Bombay High Court has given interim relief to industrialist Raj Kundra, who is arrested for his involvement in the production of pornographic films. The hearing on Kundra's anticipatory bail plea will be held on August 25 i.e. on Wednesday.
Relief to Raj Kundra:
The industrialist was arrested on July 19 for allegedly making a porn film. During that time, the police had tightened the noose on 11 other people as well. He had moved the High Court after the pre-arrest bail plea was canceled by the Sessions Court.
In the case registered by the Mumbai Cyber Police in the year 2020, the Bombay High Court has given interim relief to Raj Kundra. The complaint contained allegations of posting obscene videos on online platforms as part of a web series against him.
Raj Kundra Case:
A Special Investigation Team was formed by the Mumbai Crime Branch to investigate the pornography case. Mumbai Police has considered Kundra as the main conspirator. Whereas, many people including his wife Shilpa Shetty, model Gehana Vashist and Sherlyn Chopra have been questioned in this case.
During the investigation, the Mumbai Crime Branch had raided Raj and Shilpa's offices as well as more than once. In the raid, the police had also recovered servers, video clips and WhatsApp chats as evidence. Apart from Kundra, the company's executive Umesh Kamat and relative Pradeep Bakshi are also under investigation in the matter of production and distribution of pornographic films. Bakshi, who ran the company in Britain, was responsible for the distribution of the content.
Justice Sandeep K Shinde was hearing on anticipatory bail in Kundra's 2020 FIR case. Advocate Prashant Patil, appearing for the industrialist, argued that the co-accused in the case, including Sherlyn Chopra and Poonam Pandey, were granted interim relief by the High Court and Kundra's custodial interrogation was not required. The lawyer said the offenses leveled against Kundra were punishable with imprisonment of not less than 7 years. As such, they are entitled to protection from arrest.
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