Raj Kundra conducted his pornography business through WhatsApp groups
By Lokmat English Desk | Published: July 22, 2021 01:52 PM2021-07-22T13:52:08+5:302021-07-22T13:52:34+5:30
Shilpa Shetty's husband Raj Kundra arrested by the Mumbai Crime Branch on Monday night for production of pornographic films. ...
Shilpa Shetty's husband Raj Kundra arrested by the Mumbai Crime Branch on Monday night for production of pornographic films. He was produced before the 37th metropolitan magistrate on Tuesday and remanded in custody till July 23. The police have stated that Raj Kundra was involved in the streaming of porn videos through his mobile app. Now as per a report in Mid-Day Raj Kundra ran his adult film business via well established WhatsApp groups. The reports adds, Kundra, had a legal team for copyrights to protect the porn films against piracy on Hotshots app. Kundra had also created three WhatsApp groups where he assigned tasks to the people. The names of his WhatsApp groups were HS-account, HS-operation and HS-take down, said officers. In the HS-account group, he discussed content, subscriber, payment, transaction and porn business in relation to monetary profit.
In the HS-operation group, he discussed the kind of porn that was to be shot; how and where to shoot; whom to cast and their payment; editing of porn films; final content and final print. They used to send File Transfer Protocol or link to UK-based Viaan Industries Ltd, officers. The third group, HS-take down, was important as work related to monitoring of copyright and piracy was discussed here. If any of their porn movies on Hotshots app were found to be uploaded by any other porn sites or app, legal notice for blocking the content as well as a warning of legal action was sent. Discussions were also held about demanding compensation from the website or app that lifted the content. A Crime Branch officer revealed to Mid-Day, “Investigation has revealed that Kundra used to handle work through WhatsApp groups as well. The important fact is that he was the admin and operational head of all these three groups.” His business flourished massively during the lockdown last year and he Raj Kundra used to earn at least Rs 8 lakh a day. It is also alleged that, Kundra paid bribe of Rs 25 lakh to Crime Branch sleuths to avoid arrest in pornography case.