Ground Report | New Delhi: Shilpa resigned as director; Shilpa Shetty was on Friday questioned by the property cell of Mumbai Police in connection with her husband Raj Kundra’s alleged involvement in financing adult films. Mumbai Crime Branch said that her response will be recorded today.
According to the report of ETimes, “The reason why Shilpa has come under the scanner is that she has resigned from the post of Director at Viaan Industries.” Since the adult film production and distribution was allegedly being operated by Viaan Industries, the police decided to look into the matter and see if Shilpa has benefited in any way from the money generated in the company. The source also revealed that for this Shilpa’s bank accounts will also be probed and the crime branch will also find out how long she served as one of the directors of the company.
Earlier reports also revealed that Crime Branch officials probing the Raj Kundra case are probing CCTV footage on Viaan Industries, in search of the person who collected data from the server hosting the digital content for the apps. removed. Forensic experts will also try to retrieve the deleted data.
Other allegations by police sources also suggest that a huge amount was transferred from a betting company to Kundra’s account. The authority will investigate whether the profits earned from the adult film production project were used for betting. Raj Kundra, who was earlier arrested on July 19 for the production and distribution of obscene material, was remanded to police custody till July 23. The custody has been extended till July 27.
Meanwhile, Shilpa Shetty who was yet to be summoned in the Raj Kundra case investigation has also not been a part of her usual shoot assignments in the reality TV show. With the investigation moving towards the new guidelines, we will have to see if the police will contact Shilpa again.
Raj Kundra seems to be caught in the clutches of the police in the adult film business case. On 23 July, while the court extended his police remand till 27 July, now Raj’s wife and Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty has also come under the radar in this case.
Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra’s house were interrogated by Mumbai Crime Branch officials for 6 hours on Friday evening. During this, their house was also searched. Sources related to the investigation have come to know that Shilpa’s involvement, in this case, is currently being investigated.
ETimes quoting sources revealed, “The reason why Shilpa has come under the scanner is that she has resigned as Director at Viaan Industries.” Since adult production and distribution was reportedly being handled by Viaan Industries, the police decided to look into the matter and see if Shilpa benefited in any way from the money generated in the company.
The source also revealed that Shilpa’s bank accounts will also be probed for this and the crime branch will also find out how long she has served as one of the directors of the company.