Businessman Raj Kundra granted bail in an adult films case. Kundra has been given bail on a surety of Rs 50,000. The 46-year-old businessman was in jail for the past 2 months due to a pornography case. Mumbai Court granted bail to Shilpa Shetty’s husband on 20 September. He was arrested by Mumbai police in July for the creation and distribution of adults film case. According to a news agency, Ryan Thorpe, another accused, the IT head of one of Raj Kundra’s firms was also granted bail. He was also arrested for pornographic content case.
Advocate Prashant Patil, while arguing in the court, said, “It was not Kundra or Ryan who were deciding what was to be uploaded. In the 1400-page chargesheet, there was not a single piece of evidence showing that Kundra was uploading.”
Raj Kundra’s Lawyer said, “Raj Kundra is currently lodged in Arthur Road Jail in central Mumbai under judicial custody and is likely to walk out of the prison at around 9:30 am on Tuesday.”
Last week, Raj Kundra moved court by applying for a bail application saying that he was being made a ‘scapegoat’ and that there is no evidence that he was involved in creating adult content. Kundra claimed that not even a single evidence was there in the charge sheet against him that would connect him to the app ‘Hotshots’. A charge sheet of 1467-page is filed by the crime branch against Raj Kundra and three others in the case of pornography and publishing them on sites.
Raj claimed that the police has completed it’s the investigation and also filed a charge sheet but it’s doesn’t mention that he was involved in creating this adult content. Raj further said that there is no evidence against him so he is eligible to file a regular bail application. Raj claimed that he was never involved in content creation for ‘Hotshots’. The bail plea also said it is the sole discretion of the individual artists to upload their content on the app. Police have also presented the statements of 42 people they had interrogated. Raj Kundra’s wife Shilpa Shetty’s statement is also mentioned in that which says that she was busy in work and don’t know about what Raj Kundra was doing.