The Property Cell of the Mumbai Crime Branch arrested Raj Kundra, a renowned businessman and husband of Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty in connection with the case of a pornography racket busted by Mumbai police. The police have arrested a total of nine accused in this case, official said. Raj Kundra paid Rs 30 lakh to Sherlyn Chopra and Poonam Pandey for each project.
Mumbai Crime Branch arrested Raj Kundra
“The Crime branch registered a case in February about the creation of pornography films and publishing them through some apps. After investigation, we have arrested Raj Kundra in the case as he appears to be the key conspirator of this. We have sufficient evidence regarding the case,” state the press release issued by Mumbai police. Kundra was called by the Property Cell and he reached the office at 8pm. He was arrested after questioning, said a police officer. Earlier, the property cell had arrested Umesh Kamat who had claimed in his statement that he used to work in the company owned by Raj Kundra.
They trap young girl and models by offering roles into web series and short-films
Kamat lives in Vashi, Navi Mumbai, and his name cropped up during interrogation of model and actress Gehena Vasisth who was arrested on February 6. Kamat used to work for a UK-based firm as a coordinator and used to take obscene videos from Vasisth and send those videos to the UK-based firm that later used to upload them on an app called ‘hotshots,’ said the police official.
The racket was busted on February 4, when an official of the Property cell raided a bungalow in Madh area and arrested five accused of their alleged involvement in luring young women and men on the pretext of offering roles into web series and short-films. They allegedly forced them to act in pornographic films instead.
Obscene videos were uploaded on mobile apps and several other porn websites
The obscene videos were than uploaded on mobile apps and several other porn websites by the accused. Initially, police arrested persons during a raid. One among those arrested was Rowa Khan who claimed to be a producer-director, photographer Monu Sharma, and creative director Pratibha Nala Wade along with two actors. The police seized several instrument worth Rs 5.68 lakh
After questioning them, actress Gehena Vasisth’s role was also found in the creation and uploading of obscene videos on the mobile app, she was also arrested in the case. The police seized several instrument worth Rs 5.68 lakh which were used for shooting in the bungalow, including the accused’s mobile phones. During an inquiry, police learnt that Khan runs a mobile application ‘HotHit Movies’ where porn videos were uploaded.
Raj Kundra paid Rs 30 lakh to Sherlyn Chopra and Poonam Pandey for each project
An unconfirmed source say that two well known model-actresses were involved in this business. For each project they allegedly used to get Rs 30 lakhs. New models would get 2-2.5 lakh for each project. Sherlyn Chopra and Poonam Pandey earlier revealed that Raj Kundra is the person who introduced them to the porn industry.