Pornography Case: Raj Kundra’s bail plea rejected by court, police custody extended till July 27; businessman's lawyer calls his arrest 'illegal & mala fide'


Shilpa Shetty's husband and businessman Raj Kundra is under judicial custody in an alleged pornography case since July 19. On Friday morning, Raj was taken to court after the crime branch alleged his non-cooperation in the investigation of the Pornography Case. The businessman was then produced in front of the court. However, his bail plea is rejected and police custody is now extended until July 27.  

This morning, police produced Raj and Ryan Thorpe before Magistrate Court and sought a few more days for custody, in connection with a case relating to the production of pornographic films. Earlier, Raj was supposed to be kept under police custody till July 23, today. However, the custody has now been extended until July 27.

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Raj has now moved High Court against the arrest, his lawyer Abad Ponda alleged his arrest 'illegal & mala fide'.

Police suspect that money earned from pornography was used for online betting. This is why transactions between Raj's Yes bank account and United Bank of Africa account need to be investigated, Mumbai Police told Court. Reportedly, at least 11 people have been arrested by the Mumbai police in the case.