NEW DELHI: Raj Kundra's wife actor Shilpa Shetty has said she was unaware of the exact nature of the content on 'Hotshots', the mobile app and stressed the difference between 'erotica' and 'pornography', and that her husband was not involved in producing pornographic content.
Meanwhile, Mumbai Police recorded Shilpa Shetty's statement yesterday evening, that if she knew about her husband's alleged link to the pornographic films.
Police said they have seized 48 TB worth of images and videos, most of which are adult content. Police also said they had a record of transactions from an account in Yes Bank registered to Mr. Kundra to one in the United Bank of Africa. Police suspect money from the sale of pornographic content was used for online betting. So far Rs 7.5 crore has been seized.
On the other hand, Kundra has also approached the Bombay High Court to challenge his arrest and dismiss the lower court's order on extending police custody on that distinction. His petition also claims he was arrested after being summoned to the police station "under the garb of recording his statement".
The case was registered on February 4 after a woman told the police she had been forced to take part in a porn film after being promised an acting job, a police officer quoted by PTI said.
Mumbai Police Commissioner Hemant Nagrale has called Raj Kundra as the key conspirator in the case. They even revealed that Raj ran his adult film business on WhatsApp groups and he was the admin of three groups. According to the latest report in Mid-Day, the WhatsApp groups were named HS-account, HS-operation, and HS-take down. Raj is being interrogated and is sent to police custody till 23 July.