Actor Shilpa Shetty's husband, businessman Raj Kundra has been arrested by the Mumbai police over a case involving pornographic films. The Mumbai Police said they arrested Kundra on Monday "as he appears to be the key conspirator of this".
The police also said they have "sufficient evidence" against him, though they added that further investigations are in progress.
The case — involving the creation of pornographic films and publishing them through some apps — was registered with the Mumbai Crime Branch in February this year.
"There was a case registered with the Crime Branch Mumbai in Feb 2021 about the creation of pornographic films and publishing them through some Apps. We've arrested Raj Kundra in this case on 19/7/21 as he appears to be the key conspirator of this. We have sufficient evidence regarding this," the Mumbai Police Commissioner said in a statement.
Denying any wrongdoing, Raj Kundra had sought anticipatory bail in the case.
Shilpa Shetty married Raj Kundra in 2009 and they welcomed their first child, son Viaan Raj Kundra, in 2012. The couple welcomed their second child - a daughter named Samisha via surrogacy, last year.
Raj Kundra - the owner of an app called JL Stream — was part owner of Indian Premier League cricket team Rajasthan Royals.
In 2013, he was questioned by the Delhi Police in connection with the betting and spot-fixing scandal that engulfed Indian cricket.