Kundra’s affiliate Ryan Thorpe, who was once arrested together with him on July 19, was once additionally granted bail.
Adv. Swapnil Ambure and Adv. Prashant Patil representing Kundra and Thrope, stated in a commentary to ETimes, “The Court heard the bail applications of Raj Kundra and Ryan Thorpe today. It was strongly opposed by the prosecutor who stated that this is a serious offence and it’s against women. He claimed if granted bail, women in society would feel unsafe.”
“We pointed out that despite two separate attempts there was nothing which shows criminal involvement,” the attorneys stated.
The crime department, probing the case, filed a supplementary price sheet towards Kundra and 3 others alleging the introduction of pornographic movies and publishing them via some apps.
Revealing information about the similar, Ambure stated, “We explained that celebrities have control over their apps and the company has only made those apps and maintained its functioning. The app is just a platform on which the owner i.e the celebrity and the viewer who pay for their subscription have total control and discretion. The platform is not responsible for its content.”
Patil added, “Investigation was over and the charge sheet was filed and now further custody was not required. Court ruled that since the charge sheet is filed and as it had already ruled that videos in question were shot with the consent of adult women, there was no need to keep the accused behind bars.”
Kundra had filed a bail plea earlier than the court docket, claiming there was once no longer a unmarried proof towards him.
The businessman, within the plea, had claimed there was once no proof of him being “actively” concerned within the introduction of alleged questionable porn content material and that he was once being made a “scapegoat” within the case.
Kundra, who’s the husband of Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty is predicted to be launched from custody on Tuesday on a surety of Rs 50,000.
Following the scoop of her husband being granted bail, Shilpa took to her social media care for to percentage a message of hope that learn, “Rainbows exist to prove that beautiful things can happen after a bad storm.”