Mumbai. Businessman Raj Kundra, an accused in the pornographic film case, on Saturday filed a bail application in a court here, claiming that he was being made a “scapegoat” and that there was no evidence in the supplementary charge sheet filed in the case which could help in making the alleged objectionable film. Prove their direct involvement. The Crime Branch, which is probing the case, has recently filed a supplementary charge sheet against Kundra and three others for allegedly making porn films and airing them with the help of certain apps. Thereafter the accused moved the Metropolitan Court and argued that the matter has been practically investigated.
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Kundra, husband of Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty, was arrested on July 19. A case has been registered against them under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and Information Technology Act. Kundra is presently in judicial custody. In the bail application filed through advocate Prashant Patil, Kundra claimed that till date the prosecution does not have a single evidence to link the ‘Hotshots’ app with the offense on the basis of law. According to the prosecution, the accused used to upload and stream pornographic material through the Hotshots app.
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The bail application also said that in the entire supplementary charge sheet there is not a single allegation against the present applicant (Kundra) to indicate that he was actively involved in the shooting of any video. Rather it is at the discretion of the artist whether to upload the content to the App or not. The application said that the contents of the complaint prima facie do not disclose any offense against Kundra. The application claimed that Kundra was wrongly implicated in the case. His name was not there in the FIR but the respondent (police) forcibly dragged his name in the case. The petition said that the reason for this can only be given by the agency but they are being made a ‘scapegoat’. It said that the investigation clearly shows that Kundra is not even remotely involved in any offense of making “objectionable material”. The court will hear Kundra’s bail application on Monday.