A single bench of Justice Sandeep Ok Shinde was hearing Raj Kundra’s bail plea on Wednesday. There are many critical allegations on this FIR registered in opposition to Raj Kundra in 2020. On July 19, the police had arrested Raj Kundra in reference to one other such FIR. He has been in jail since then. Raj Kundra’s interim bail plea was rejected by the Sessions Court, after which he has approached the High Court.
Raj Kundra mentioned – my identify shouldn’t be within the FIR
According to the report of ‘Indian Express’, in his petition, Raj Kundra has mentioned that his identify shouldn’t be wherever within the FIR registered by the cyber cell final 12 months. Not solely this, he has absolutely cooperated within the investigation of the police within the case and has additionally recorded his assertion many occasions. Raj Kundra has additionally mentioned that he has additionally handed over all of the paperwork associated to the investigation to the police.
‘I simply invested cash in Armsprime’
In the petition filed by Raj Kundra within the Bombay High Court, it has been mentioned that in February 2020, an acquaintance of his had approached him to spend money on an organization named Armsprime Media Pvt Ltd. The firm gives a digital platform for artists to showcase their expertise and work together with purchasers. This enterprise was based mostly on the subscription mannequin. Businessman Raj Kundra mentioned that after hearing this supply he felt that it was a brand new and distinctive concept. He has claimed that he was related to this firm solely from February to December 2019. He has additionally claimed that he was by no means actively concerned in contract making or content material creation of the corporate. That is, they have no idea what sort of contract has been made with artists or what sort of content material is being made for this.
‘Hotshots don’t have anything to do with pornography’
Kundra has mentioned in his petition that one of many apps made by this firm was named ‘Hotshots’ and opposite to the declare of the police, this app had nothing to do with pornography. Raj Kundra says that on this case They have been wrongly implicated. The plea additional mentioned that Kundra has been arrested in one other case beneath related sections and that digital units and different paperwork have been already in his custody, seized by the police, throughout his investigation.
Lawyer gave instance of Poonam Pandey, Sherlyn Chopra
Raj Kundra’s lawyer Prashant Patil argued within the courtroom that the High Court had given interim safety to Sherlyn Chopra and Poonam Pandey and different accused within the case. The lawyer mentioned that the custodial interrogation of Raj Kundra was not even required. Not solely this, the sections of the offense in opposition to which Raj Kundra has been imposed, there’s a provision of imprisonment and punishment of lower than 7 years, in such a state of affairs, he ought to have gotten safety from arrest.
Lawyer mentioned – give every week’s time for debate
In the courtroom, Additional Public Prosecutor Prajakta Shinde opposed Raj Kundra’s plea. He informed the courtroom that Raj Kundra’s function within the case was totally different from that of the opposite accused and therefore he can not search safety on the premise of equality. Shinde sought time from the courtroom to debate the deserves of the businessman’s petition, which was accepted by the courtroom. Giving time to the lawyer, the courtroom, whereas giving relief to Kundra within the FIR case of the 12 months 2020, stayed the arrest for every week. Also, the date of August 25 has been fastened for the subsequent hearing of the case. Earlier on August 7, the High Court had rejected the bail plea of Raj Kundra and his aide Ryan Tharp.
Raj Kundra is a British citizen, can go away the nation if he will get bail