Shilpa Shetty’s husband Raj Kundra hit the headlines after his arrest by the Mumbai Police in a pornography-related case. The businessman was arrested on Monday night and according to the official statement by Mumbai Police, Raj appears to be the ‘key conspirator’ in the case.
Here’s a complete timeline of the entire case and the reasons why Raj Kundra was arrested:
Raj Kundra was reportedly found investing in a celebrity app startup called - Armsprime Media in 2019.
Armsprime Media develops apps for Indian Models. Some of these models are Gehna Vashishta & Sherlyn Chopra.
Poonam Pandey Connection
The company took care of the work of several types of apps and later signed Poonam Pandey as a client allegedly for 60 lacs.
Poonam Pandey’s app was reportedly an adult app and Raj Kundra’s firm used to take care of the work of her app. However, the contract ended after 1 month, because of payment issues.
Armsprime Media stated that they terminated her contract as the content posted by Poonam was bold. The application was even banned from Google Play.
Raj Kundra’s Alleged Exit
Later in the year 2019, Raj Kundra said he had sold his shares of the company last year to the Founders of the company.
In 2020, Poonam Pandey filed a complaint in the Bombay High Court against Raj Kundra, and his associates in Armsprime Media. Pandey had alleged that Kundra and his associates have been illegally using content featuring her even after a contract was terminated.
Armsprime Media developed another app HotShots which had hot pics and videos of models like Gehana Vasisth.
Earlier, this year, Mumbai Police raided a bungalow in Madh area, Malad (West) and arrested five accused of their alleged involvement in luring young women and men on the pretext of offering roles into web series and short films. They allegedly forced them to act in a pornographic film instead.
Raj Kundra’s name again popped up as an investor in Armsprime Media.
Raj Kundra was called by the property cell and he reached the office at 8 pm on July 19 and was arrested after questioning.
The above-mentioned timeline draws reference from public news sources and does not intend to make any judgements about the case or Raj Kundra’s involvement since the investigation is currently in process.