The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has registered a money laundering case against businessman Raj Kundra. Mumbai Police also registered a case against him in 2021. Raj Kundra is the husband of film actress Shilpa Shetty. Significantly, in February 2021, the Crime Branch had registered a case in Mumbai for making obscene films and publishing them through an app. Raj Kundra was arrested in this case on 19 July 2021.
Raj Kundra was accused of luring models and actors on the pretext of making films and getting work in web series and getting them to make pornographic films and then put it on an app. Users had to pay money to watch movies on this app.
The Crime Branch of Mumbai Police had also filed a 1500-page chargesheet in this case, which included statements of 42 witnesses including actress Shilpa Shetty as well as Sherlyn Chopra. ED sources said that in February 2019, Kundra created a company named Arms Prime Media Limited and created an app called Hotshots.
The Hotshots app was later sold to UK-based firm Kenrin. The CEO of this company is Pradeep Bakshi, who is actually the brother-in-law of Raj Kundra. Raj Kundra's firm Viaan had entered into an agreement with UK firm Kenrin and for this transactions worth crores of rupees were done in 13 bank accounts of Viaan.
Maharashtra | ED (Enforcement Directorate) has registered a money laundering case against businessman Raj Kundra in connection with the pornography case, Mumbai Police also registered a case against him in 2021.— ANI (@ANI) May 19, 2022