After arresting her husband and businessman Raj Kundra in a case of alleged production and distribution of pornographic films through apps, Mumbai Police on Friday recorded the statement of Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty, an official said. Shetty’s statement was recorded at her house in suburban Juhu in the afternoon, he said.
The crime branch of Mumbai Police also conducted a search of the house and seized a laptop, the official added. As Shetty was a director of Viaan Industries, Kundra’s firm, the police decided to question her, he said, adding that she had later resigned from the post.
Earlier in the day, a court extended Kundra’s police custody till July 27. He was arrested in the case on July 19 by the city police’s crime branch after being booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Information Technology Act.
He was produced before the magistrate court at the end of his earlier remand on Friday. Police sought extension of his custody to probe the matter further. The police had earlier told the court that the 45-year-old businessman was gaining financially from the illegal activity of making and selling pornographic material.
The police had claimed they have seized Kundra’s mobile phone and its contents need to be scrutinised and also his business dealings and transactions have to be looked into.
Apart from Kundra, the police also produced another accused, Ryan Thorpe, before the court, which extended his custody till July 27.