July 27 : Bombay High Court will hear the petition filed by businessman Raj Kundra on Tuesday, challenging his police custody and seeking bail. Kundra was arrested on July 19 in an alleged pornography racket case. Since then he has been in the police custody, and investigation is reportedly revealing several aspects of the case.
According to a latest report, Mumbai Crime Branch has directed State Bank Of India to seize two accounts of Raj Kundra in Kanpur. SBI officials have reportedly told media that crores of rupees have been deposited in these two banks.
News agency ANI has reported that Kundra had anticipated his arrest in the case and threw away his old phones. According to the report, Kundra was ready with a “Plan B” to avoid arrest and changed his mobile phone in March this year so that data from the device could not be recovered. The report further stated that police believe that the old phone contained important pieces of evidence and is looking for it.
Meanwhile, Crime Branch's Property Cell has summoned Bollywood actress Sherlyn Chopra, asking her to appear before them today to record her statement in connection with the pornography case. It is also reported that Sherlyn Chopra will move Bombay High Court for anticipatory bail before appearing at the crime branch. She has reportedly informed the Crime Branch's Property Cell about the same. Earlier, Chopra had said on social media that she has given an official statement to the cyber cell in connection with Raj Kundra case.
It is also reported that four employees of Raj Kundra's Viaan Industries have allegedly provided information to Mumbai police regarding how the Mumbai office of the company used to facilitate the pornographic racket, police sources told the media. Reportedly, after an FIR was registered in February, everyone in the Mumbai office were asked to delete the pornographic content from their servers.