Raj Kundra and Shilpa Shetty
Raj Kundra and Shilpa Shetty
Photo: Instagram/@rajkundra9

Mumbai police have arrested businessman Raj Kundra, the husband of Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty, in a case related to alleged creation of pornographic films and publishing them through some apps, a senior official said.

Kundra (45) appears to be the "key conspirator" of the case, the official said on Monday.

"There was a case registered with the Crime Branch Mumbai in February 2021 about creation of pornographic films and publishing them through some Apps. We've arrested Mr Raj Kundra in this case on 19/7/21 as he appears to be the key conspirator of this. We have sufficient evidences regarding this," Mumbai police commissioner said in a statement.

An FIR was registered n February 4 at the Malwani police station against Kundra after a woman approached the police and made certain allegations in her complaint, another official said.

"On that basis, the FIR was registered and the case transferred to the Crime Branch. Earlier also, we had registered cases related to pornography in which an actress and some other persons were made accused," he said.

"We will conduct a probe into the case against Raj Kundra and find out if there is any link between this and pornography cases which we had registered earlier," the official said.

Kundra was booked under IPC Sections 420 (cheating), 34 (common intention), 292 and 293 (related to obscene and indecent advertisements and displays), and relevant sections of the IT Act and the Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, he said.

The news of Kundra's arrest has spread like wildfire on Twitter earning a lot of criticism for the businessman. Many are bringing up Kundra's old tweets and shaming him.

Here's what people are saying. Have a look.

With inputs from PTI.

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