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Release Of Raj Kundra Would Send Wrong Message To Society: Police Tells Court

Release Of Raj Kundra Would Send Wrong Message To Society: Police Tells Court

The businessman Raj Kundra was arrested last month over allegations of creating and streaming pornographic content.

Police opposes release of Raj Kundra. (Photo: Instagram)

Saying release of businessman Raj Kundra would send a wrong message to society, Police on Tuesday opposed the bail of the former before the Court.

The businessman Kundra was arrested last month over allegations of creating and streaming pornographic content on apps.

The police also told the court that they it has apprehension that Kundra might commit the again if released on bail or may even try to escape.

Kundra, who is in judicial custody, in his bail plea, said the police had filed a charge sheet in April, and his name did not figure in it nor in the FIR related to the case.

The plea said the accused named in the charge sheet are out on bail, adding that the magistrate's court "erred" in rejecting his bail earlier.

"The entire order is based on conjectures and surmises and deserves to be set aside. The magistrate failed to appreciate that there is no material against the applicant to even show his alleged involvement in the alleged offence," Kundra's plea added.

However, in reply, the police on Tuesday said the crime is of "serious nature" and they were still probing where all the videos were uploaded.

The police told court the accused, if granted bail, would continue to commit similar crime by uploading obscene videos, which will impact our culture and send a wrong message to society.

It also said Kundra is the relative of absconding accused Pradeep Bakshi, and was likely to communicate with him and help the latter evade probe.

Being a British citizen, Kundra could also escape if granted bail, the police further told court.

The police said one could not deny the possibility of the videos being uploaded outside India as he is connected to the film world.

The victims in the case are women from poor financial backgrounds and, if the accused is out on bail, they might not come forward with crucial evidence, the police said.

The court posted the matter for hearing on August 20.

In another development, a sessions court here on Tuesday rejected an anticipatory bail plea of Kundra in a case registered by Mumbai police last year related to porn content. (With PTI inputs)

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