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Kundra was launched from the Arthur Highway jail shortly after 11.30 pm, a jail official mentioned

Mumbai: Businessman Raj Kundra on Tuesday walked out of a Mumbai jail, a day after a Justice of the Peace courtroom right here granted bail to the important thing accused in a pornographic movies case wherein he was arrested two months in the past.

Kundra was launched from the Arthur Highway jail shortly after 11.30 pm, a jail official mentioned.

 

Chief Metropolitan Justice of the Peace SB Bhajipale on Monday allowed Kundra’s bail software on furnishing a bond of Rs 50,000.

Kundra’s affiliate and co-accused Ryan Thorpe, who was arrested together with him on July 19, was additionally granted bail by the courtroom within the case pertaining to alleged creation of pornographic movies and publishing them by some apps.

The 46-year-old businessman was lodged in Arthur Highway Jail in central Mumbai underneath judicial custody.

Kundra, the husband of Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty, was arrested by the Mumbai police’s crime department after being booked underneath related sections of the Indian Penal Code, the Info Know-how Act and the Indecent Illustration of Ladies (Prohibition) Act.

 

Kundra moved a bail plea earlier than the metropolitan Justice of the Peace courtroom on Saturday, days after the police filed a supplementary charge-sheet within the case.

Within the plea, filed by advocate Prashant Patil, Kundra claimed there was not even an iota of proof until date with the prosecution that might join the app ‘Hotshots’, used within the alleged porn movies racket, with an offence underneath legislation.

As per the probe company, the ‘Hotshots’ app was being utilized by accused individuals for importing and streaming obscene content material.

The businessman claimed there was no proof of him being “actively” concerned in creation of alleged questionable porn content material.

 

Kundra alleged he was falsely implicated, was not even named within the FIR and was dragged by the respondent (police) within the case.

The businessman claimed within the plea that he’s being made a “scapegoat” for causes greatest recognized to investigators.

There’s not a single allegation in the whole supplementary charge-sheet in opposition to Kundra, Patil submitted earlier than the courtroom. Contents of the criticism within the case don’t disclose any prima facie offence in opposition to Kundra, he mentioned.

The general public prosecutor opposed Kundra’s software, saying simply because the charge-sheet has been filed, it doesn’t suggest bail is to be granted to the accused.

Chief Metropolitan Justice of the Peace Bhajipale, after listening to each side, allowed Kundra’s software on furnishing a bail bond of Rs 50,000.

 

The police, of their supplementary charge-sheet, had claimed Kundra was the “main facilitator” within the case and he together with different accused exploited younger ladies struggling within the film business by filming them in obscene methods.

The almost 1,500-page charge-sheet in opposition to Kundra and Thorpe was filed within the courtroom on September 15 by the crime department.

In addition to Kundra and Thorpe, Yash Thakur, a resident of Singapore, and London-based Pardeep Bakshi have been proven as wished accused within the charge-sheet.

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