Mumbai’s Esplanade Court on Wednesday rejected the bail pleas of Shilpa Shetty’s husband and businessman Raj Kundra and Ryan Thorpe in connection with charges related to the alleged creation of pornographic films.
The Court has not given any interim relief to the businessman. On Tuesday, Kundra and his associate Ryan Thorpe have been sent to judicial custody for 14 days. Kundra was arrested by the police on July 19 along with 11 other people on charges related to the alleged creation of pornographic films. During the probe into the case, the police claimed that Kundra set up Armsprime Media Pvt Ltd, which bought Hotshots app to upload through London-based Kenrin Pvt Ltd objectionable videos on social media.
“In the investigation, the Crime Branch has found transactions worth crores were done from the joint account of Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra. The Crime Branch suspects that the earnings from ‘Hotshots’ and ‘Bolly Fame’ app used to come into this account,” said the sources.