Maharashtra Cyber Police has said that businessman Raj Kundra – husband of Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty – and others have been accused of creating obscene content in some deluxe hotels, which were distributed by OTT platforms. Kundra along with models Sherlyn Chopra and Poonam Pandey, a filmmaker Mita Jhunjhunwala and a cameraman Raju Dubey allegedly shot obscene or pornographic videos at two suburban five-star hotels, according to the cyber police chargesheet. Court last week.
Earlier in 2021, the crime branch of Mumbai Police filed its separate charge sheet in April, followed by a supplementary charge sheet in September in the sensational porn racket case, which was raided in February (2021) at a bungalow in Madh Island. appeared after.
The cyber police, which registered a case in 2019, claimed that Kundra, director of Armsprime Media Ltd. Was engaged in making and distributing pornographic videos on some websites.
In the 450-page charge sheet, others have been named as Suwajit Chowdhary of Banana Prime OTT and Umesh Kamath, a staff member of Kundra, who allegedly produced ‘Prem Paglani’, a web series containing obscene material and uploaded it on the OTT.
Pandey is also accused of developing her own mobile app ‘The Poonam Pandey’, shooting, uploading and disseminating videos with the help of Kundra’s company.
According to the cyber police, Dubey had also shot Chopra’s videos, while Jhunjhunwala is accused of aiding and abetting him (Chopra) in writing and directing the story.
Cyber police have claimed that Kundra’s company “aided and abetted the crime” as it received financial benefits from all the other co-accused who knew such things were illegal, even as they did something else”. Looking for Missing. Models who have worked in porn videos or web series.
After the Mumbai Police’s crime branch unearthed this high-profile case, in which several accused were nabbed, Kundra was sent to two months’ custody before getting bail in September 2021.
Other accused include Ryan Thorpe, IT head of Kundra’s firm Vian Enterprises, Singapore-based Yash Thakur alias Arvind Srivastava and London-based Kundra’s brother-in-law Pradeep Bakshi, who runs companies Kenrin and Hotshot.
The Mumbai police, which had accused Kundra of making nearly 100 porn films, also froze Thakur’s bank accounts worth Rs 6.50 crore, and recorded statements of 43 witnesses in the case, according to their supplementary chargesheet. has gone. September 2021