Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Businessman Raj Kundra, husband of actress Shilpa Shetty, has been sent into custody till July 23 in the pornography creation case.
However, this isn't the first time that allegations have come up against him in such a crime. Actress and model Poonam Pandey had filed a complaint against Kundra in 2019 for fraud.
Poonam had filed a case against Kundra and his associates from Armsprime Media, the company which was handling her app. She had complained that they were illegally using her videos, even after their contract with her ended.
Poonam had also made a statement that following the disagreement her number and some images were leaked. This resulted in her getting calls that were derogatory in nature.
The Mumbai police arrested Raj Kundra on Monday night and released a statement.
The Commissioner of Police said in the statement: "There was a case registered with Crime Branch Mumbai in Feb 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. Investigation is in progress please."
Armsprime Media Private Limited is a private company incorporated in February 2019. It is classified as a non-government company registered with the Registrar of Companies, Mumbai. With an authorised share capital is Rs 10 lakh, the company is involved in sporting and other recreational activities.
Armsprime Media Private Limited's annual general meeting (AGM) was last held on September 25, 2019 and as per the records of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA), its balance sheet was last filed on March 31, 2019.
The directors of Armsprime Media Private Limited are Sanjay Kumar Tripathy and Saurabh Kushwah.
Sanjay Tripathi is also a director on Invesco Asset Management India, Spartech Ventures, Travxo Technologies, Agilio Digital Solutions and Agilio Labs.
Raj Kundra aka Ripu Sudan Kundra, the husband of actress Shilpa Shetty, is listed as a director in as many as nine companies.
He is a director of Shilpa Yog Private Limited, knows for the actress' name, but Shetty is not a director.
The other companies where Kundra is listed as a director include Cinemation Media Works, Bastian Hospitality, Kundra Constructions, J.L. Stream, Aqua Energy Beverages, Viaan Industries, Whole and Them Some Private Limited and Clearcom Private Media.
Both Kundra and Shetty were directors in Kundra Constructions but the company has now been struck off the rolls.
Shilpa Shetty Kundra is listed as a director in as many as 23 companies. She has been director of some companies in the past, which have been struck off the rolls now.