Mumbai Crime Branch reveals Raj Kundra was earning lakhs from pornography during lockdown
Raj Kundra is currently in the custody till 23rd July
Ever since the shocking revelation was made, Raj Kundra being in the racket case of pornography several details of how his business and companies operated the adult film racket have come to the lead.
Citing the Mumbai Crime Branch, a Mid-Day report revealed that Kundra’s porn business flourished during the lockdown. According to Milind Bharambe, joint commissioner of police (crime), Kundra began this business only 18 months ago but it grew rapidly and he began earning in lakhs on a daily basis. Bharambe revealed that he forged a partnership with his UK-based brother-in-law Pradeep Bakshi’s Kenrin Limited.
Talking to media, he said, “As he cannot upload these videos from India on an app called Hotshot, he provided the content to a foreign platform by sending videos via WeTransfer. All content was created in his office and sent to a London-based company called, Kenrin Limited, owned by his brother-in-law, Pradeep Bakshi.” The contents were available on an app named Hotshot. “The free to download the app was yanked off by both Apple and Google Playstore for the type of its content. The Mumbai Police have recovered incriminating pieces of evidence like several HotShot films, video clips, WhatsApp chats, etc.
during the investigation,” said Bharambe. Not only this Kundra had already set up a backup plan if the app got banned. It was termed as ‘Plan B, Bollyfame’. The police stated that Kundra was aware that he was violating the law as the app Hotshot was banned from Google Playstore and Apple last year. The crime branch has recovered several WhatsApp chats that suggest Raj Kundra’s Plan B Bollyfame and talks on removal of “bold” content from Hotshot.
The officer revealed that Raj used to earn 2-3 lakh daily, which later went up to 6-8 lakh. “Documents of financial transactions run into thousands. We are analysing the details to get exact earnings. The same will be treated as proceeds of crime. So far, we have frozen Rs 7.5 crore in various accounts,” assered Milind Bharambe. Revealing how the aspiring actresses from all over the country were called for audition, police said, “They were called for auditions and after selection made to do bold scenes, which went onto semi-nude and then full-nude shoots. Some of them strongly opposed this and had approached the police.”
For now, Raj Kundra and techie associate Ryan J. Tharpe have been remanded to custody till 23 July by a Mumbai Magistrate Court.