Mumbai, July 27 (UNI): A local court here on Tuesday remanded businessman Raj Kundra, prime accused in the porn film racket case, to judicial custody for two weeks till August 10.
Kundra, husband of actress Shilpa Shetty, was produced before the court as the police moved a remand application seeking extension of custody on the grounds that investigation is going on.
The court was informed that the police had come across an amount of Rs 1.13 crore belonging to Kundra’s company in a private bank account, which they wanted to probe further.
Opposing the remand plea, defence advocate Abbad Ponda argued that Kundra’s custody is being sought in offences that are largely bailable barring two non-bailable charges.
He said that there was nothing new for which the prosecution sought to extend his custody and reiterated that if the police had summoned Kundra he would have cooperated.
Hearing both the sides, the court rejected prosecution plea for extension in police custody and remanded him into judicial custody.
Meanwhile, Kundra has applied for bail and his application will be taken up for hearing on Wednesday before the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court.
Kundra was arrested by police on July 19 in the sensational case of producing and distributing pornographic content through mobile applications.