MUMBAI: Raj Kundra, businessman and husband of Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty, and his IT head Ryan Thorpe, arrested in connection with an alleged pornography racket, was on Friday sent to police custody till July 27.
Raj Kundra and Thorpe were produced before a magistrate’s court in Mumbai by the police.
Mumbai Police said in the court that they suspect that the money earned from pornography was used for online betting, as per reports.
They added that transactions between Raj Kundra’s Yes Bank and United Bank of Africa accounts need to be investigated because of this.
On Tuesday, the Mumbai Police said they have arrested Kundra and 10 people for their alleged involvement in the creation of porn films and publishing them through mobile apps.
“He appears to be the key conspirator. We have sufficient evidence regarding this,” Mumbai Police commissioner Hemant Nagrale said in a statement.
The case was registered with Mumbai Police’s Crime Branch in February this year.