Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty has moved the Bombay High Court to restrain publication of “incorrect, false, malicious” and “defamatory” information against her on social media and websites in connection with the arrest of her husband Raj Kundra in a pornographic film racket case.
Shilpa Shetty had named 29 media personnel and media houses for “doing false reporting and maligning her image” in a case against husband Raj Kundra who is accused of making pornography.
Raj Kundra was arrested on 19 July and sent to judicial custody on 23 July.
Mumbai Police had raided Raj and Shilpa Shetty’s plush Juhu bungalow and interrogated the Bollywood actress. Shilpa has insisted in her statement that her husband is not involved in producing adult entertainment content.
Shilpa Shetty has demanded an unconditional apology from certain media houses, deletion of all defamatory content and compensation of Rs 25 crore.
Shilpa Shetty said in her petition that erotica was different from pornography, the distribution of which her husband had been accused of.
Apart from that case, Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra face charges of “lapses” in income disclosure by SEBI. The Markets regulator has slapped a monetary penalty of Rs 3 lakh on Viaan Industries Ltd, Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Ripu Sudan Kundra aka Raj Kundra, for disclosure lapses and consequent violation of insider trading norms.
Sherlyn Chopra had recently alleged that Raj Kundra had assaulted her and fearing arrest that actress had applied for anticipatory bail. However, the Mumbai Sessions court rejected her anticipatory bail application in the pornography case related to businessman Raj Kundra.
Mumbai Police: No clean chit to Shilpa Shetty yet
The Mumbai Police Crime Branch has appointed forensic auditors to look into the financial transactions and bank accounts of businessman Raj Kundra, arrested in an adult films case, a police official said.
No clean chit has been given yet to Kundra’s wife, Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty, in the case, he said.
The bank accounts under the lens include one joint account of Kundra’s Viaan Industries, a company at the centre of the alleged porn racket, and where Shilpa Shetty was a director, the official said.
There are some bank accounts of Kundra in which money was deposited from overseas, he said.
So far, investigators have not found a flow of money into any of the bank accounts operated by Shilpa Shetty from those which are under the lens, the official said.