Sherlyn Chopra’s statements may work as an obstacle in Raj Kundra’s bail plea
Judicial Custody of Raj Kundra ended today
Raj Kundra’s 14-day court detention ended today. The hubby of Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty, who was detained and put into jail on July 19 in connection with the suspected fabrication and publication of pornographic films, will allegedly appear before the Mumbai Sessions Court to file a bail application.
As per sources on internet news sites, the Mumbai Police Department is scheduled to present Sherlyn Chopra’s testimony against the businessman in court, which may jeopardise his bail application.
Last Friday, Sherlyn was called for questioning by the Mumbai Crime Branch’s property cell in relation with the pornographic case. The actress was seen on her walk out from the police station after over 8 hours of questioning.
Chopra explained the aim of the questioning to the media, saying, “They questioned me about my deal with Armsprime and what terms and conditions of the agreement were, as well as how many films I recorded with company and who were a member of the content creation.”
The starlet went on to say that she was interrogated about her relationship with Kundra as well as other acquaintances. “They further questioned, ‘Raj Kundra k sath mere kaise sambandh the,’ and questioned her about all the other firms that were being controlled by him, “do you have any knowledge about them?” the actress clarified, adding that this lawsuit was not a revenge game, but rather an attempt to break the pornographic racket.
“The property cell police informed me that this is not a vengeance against anyone, but we want to uncover this pornographic enterprise,” she explained.
Kundra, who was detained on July 19, was first held in police custody until July 27, after which the Esplanade Court sentenced him to 14 days in judicial prison. Together with him, his IT director Ryan Tharp’s bail request will be considered today.
The bench also requested a statement from the Mumbai Police on the bail petition. The police are expected to utilise Chopra’s taped statement, company records, and other evidence in court today.
On Saturday, the Bombay High Court dismissed the entrepreneur’s appeal, which had challenged his arrest and following arrest orders. “The petitioners, who are presently in police custody, didn’t really deserve any relief at this time,” Justice A S Gadkari wrote in his decision.
The High Court took notice of an affidavit taken by the investigating officer, who stated that when a police team arrived to Kundra and Thorpe’s office, they began to erase texts and other information from their smart phones.