Pornography scandal: Money laundering case registered against Raj Kundra

He is expected to be summoned for questioning soon

Entertainment Desk May 20, 2022

A money laundering case has been registered by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in Mumbai, India, against businessman and husband of Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty, Raj Kundra. According to Times of India, he is expected to be summoned soon for questioning. The case is part of an ongoing investigation into Kundra’s recent pornography scandal, wherein the businessman was accused of running pornographic apps.

The ED is currently investigating the transactions made by Kundra and his associates, some of whom are also based outside of India. The case was registered last week. Following previous investigations into the porn scandal, it was revealed that Kundra was the key conspirator in the case, which originally began in February 2021.

Shetty recently opened up about the controversy at the trailer launch for her upcoming film Nikamma. According to PinkVilla, speaking about her character in the film and how she relates to it, the actor shared, “We’ve all been very strong and we’ve braved the storm, and I think it is time to celebrate newer beginnings and positivity.”

In a case that shocked India, the husband of the popular 90s actor was arrested in July 2021 by the Mumbai police in a case related to the alleged creation of pornographic films and publishing them through some apps, a senior official said.

The businessman is reported to have told police officials that the matter was handled by his brother-in-law Pradeep Bakshi in London and that he only chatted about it briefly with Bakshi via WhatsApp.  An official said in a statement to Mid-Day, "We have enough evidence that he (Raj Kundra) was dealing with everything, his brother-in-law was made the owner of the London-based company just for namesake." It was also reported that police officials did not believe Shetty was directly linked to the case.

According to ANI, the officials involved suspect that Kundra was using the money earned from the alleged pornographic content for online betting. The police thus informed the court that the money in Kundra’s two bank accounts would need to be probed for further information.

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