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Raj Kundra Arrested: Cops Record Shilpa Shetty's Statement

Raj Kundra has been arrested in a case related to the production of pornographic films.

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Businessman Raj Kundra and one Ryan Thorpe have been sent to police custody till 27 July in connection with a case related to the production of pornographic films, as per a report by ANI. Now, the police are recording the statement of Raj Kundra's wife and actor Shilpa Shetty.

Kundra and Thorpe were produced before the Magistrate Court in Mumbai on Friday, 23 July. The police had sought seven days further custody of them.

"Police suspect that the money earned from pornography was used for online betting. This is why transactions between Raj Kundra's Yes Bank account and United Bank of Africa account need to be investigated", Mumbai Police told the court.

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The police further told the court, "In WhatsApp chats we have found that Raj Kundra was talking about a deal about selling 121 videos for USD 1.2 million. This deal seems to be on the international level".

Following the hearing, cops also conducted a search at Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra's Juhu house.

Earlier, the Mumbai Police claimed that they recovered WhatsApp chats, among other evidence, that point to Raj Kundra's involvement in the porn films case. The police have also alleged that Kundra was the 'key conspirator' in the case. In a press conference held some time back, Joint Commissioner of Mumbai Police, Milind Bharambe, stated that small actors were promised parts in web shows and then forced to film semi-nude and nude scenes.

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