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Were Asked to Delete Porn Clips, Allege Raj Kundra's Staff: Report

Four employees of Raj Kundra's Viaan Industries have allegedly spoken about the operation of the porn racket.

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Four people working at Raj Kundra's Viaan Industries have allegedly provided information into how the Mumbai office of the company was used to facilitate a pornographic racket, police sources told The Indian Express on Sunday.

Kundra and one Ryan Thorpe are currently in judicial custody in a case related to creation of pornographic material available through mobile apps.

As per the report by Indian Express, police believe that apart from the technical data seized so far, the statements of Viaan Industries employees will also play an important role in establishing Raj Kundra's involvement in the porn racket.

An official told the publication that one of the employees has said that after an FIR was registered in February, everyone was instructed to delete the pornographic content from their servers. Along with the other charges, the Mumbai Police have also added destruction of evidence against the accused.

Sources told NDTV that the employees also confirmed that the clips were uploaded from HotShots, the businessman's app that the police believe was used for streaming porn.

A police officer reportedly said, "After Hotshots was taken down by Google Playstore and Apple Store, there were plans to set up other apps for uploading pornographic content. We are currently investigating that".

Kundra and Thorpe will be in judicial custody till 27 July. Raj Kundra's wife and actor Shilpa Shetty's statement has also been recorded. Shetty reportedly told the cops it was London-based Pradeep Bakshi, Raj Kundra's brother-in-law, who was involved with the app. She also added that her husband wasn't involved in creating pornographic films, and that 'erotica' and 'porn' are very different things.

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