New Delhi: Actress Shilpa Shetty’s businessman, husband Raj Kundra and business partner Ryan Thorpe were arrested as they destroyed evidence against themselves in a porn creation and distribution case, the police at the Bombay High Court after Raj Kundra’s lawyer called his arrest “illegal” because there had been no previous legal notice served on Kundra.
Police attorney Aruna Pai, who was appearing on behalf of the Mumbai police, told the Bombay High Court on Saturday (July 31) that Raj Kundra and Ryan Thorpe had indeed been served on formal notice under section 41A of the CrPC law – requiring their appearance before a police officer. , which Kundra denied. Thorpe accepted the advice.
She further added that the police cannot be “silent spectators” while the accused “destroys” evidence.
“Instead of cooperating, they started removing content from WhatsApp groups and chats. So, they started to destroy evidence. When an accused begins to destroy evidence, investigating authorities cannot be silent spectators, they must prevent them. Therefore, in order to prevent them, they were arrested, ”Aruna Pai told the Bombay High Court.
She further testified: “Police seized 51 films under the Hotshot and Bolly Fame app during their search. In addition, other documents were seized from Kundra’s personal laptop, cell phone and Storage Area Network (SAN) device. “
Raj Kundra was arrested on July 19 for his involvement in the porn creation and distribution racket.
(With IANS entries)
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