Crime Branch issued look out notice against two associates of Raj Kundra, both declared absconding in the chargesheet
Mumbai Police Crime Branch has issued look out notices against two of his absconding associates Yash Thakur alias Arvind Srivastava and Pradeep Bakshi after Raj Kundra was released on bail in connection with the production of pornographic films. Both of them have been declared absconding in the Crime Branch chargesheet.
On Monday, the property cell of the Crime Branch filed a 1500-page chargesheet in the Esplande Court in connection with the case. According to the report of ANI, the statements of 43 witnesses including Shilpa Shetty have been recorded in this chargesheet. Apart from Shilpa, many models including Sherlyn Chopra, Sejal Shah and employees of Kundra's company are included. The names of two wanted accused have also been included in the chargesheet.
Shilpa Shetty was questioned by the Crime Branch in July. According to police sources, Shilpa had given a statement that she had no knowledge about the content of the Hotshots app. Shilpa also claimed that she has nothing to do with the Hotshots app. The actress had said that erotica and porn are different things. Her husband Raj Kundra was not producing pornographic content. Shilpa had said that Raj Kundra's brother-in-law, who lives in London, was responsible for the operation of the app. Shilpa had told Raj Kundra innocent.
Raj Kundra was arrested by the police on the night of July 19 in the pornographic film case. After their arrest, Raj and Ryan were sent to police custody till July 23, which was later extended to July 27. On July 28, the court, in view of the sensitivity of the case, refused to grant bail to Raj and sent him to judicial custody for 14 days. Kundra had also applied for bail in the Bombay High Court, which was rejected after the hearing.
On Monday (September 20) Raj Kundra and Ryan Thorpe got bail from the court and on Tuesday they were released from Arthur Road Jail in Mumbai. Raj and Ryan have been granted bail on a surety of Rs 50,000