Mumbai: A local court on Tuesday remanded businessman Raj Kundra – the husband of Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty –into police custody till July 23 in connection with the alleged pornographic videos racket case being probed by the Crime Branch-CID.
The police have arrested a techie, Ryan John Tharpe, entrusted with the technical aspects of Kundra-Shetty’s companies, from Nerul in Navi Mumbai, for his alleged role and involvement in the same scam.
The duo was produced before a Mumbai magistrate and has been remanded to police custody till July 23.
Tharpe, an IT person, is said to be closely involved with Kundra and Shetty’s companies which are now being probed for the pornographic racket having possible international ramifications.
Official sources reveal that the investigators have recovered certain incriminating materials, WhatsApp chats, and other stuff, while the role of other known and unknown persons in the entire racket is also being investigated.
Meanwhile, Kundra, 46, was nabbed late on Monday on alleged charges of making and publishing pornographic content and publishing them through mobile applications.
Kundra – an Indo-Briton businessman – was under the scrutiny of the Crime Branch-CID before police arrested him last late night.