Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty's husband, businessman Raj Kundra has been arrested by the Mumbai police over a case involving pornographic films.
The Mumbai Police said that they arrested Mr Kundra on Monday "as he appears to be the key conspirator of this", quoted the Mumbai Police.
The police also stated that they have sufficient evidence against him, though they added that further investigations are in progress in concern with the case.
The case involves creation of pornographic films and publishing them through some apps was registered with the Mumbai Crime Branch in February this year.
The Mumbai Police Commissioner said in a statement, "There was a case registered with the Crime Branch Mumbai in Feb 2021 about creation of pornographic films and publishing them through some Apps. We've arrested Mr Raj Kundra in this case on 19/7/21 as he appears to be the key conspirator of this. We have sufficient evidences regarding this."
Denying any wrongdoing, Raj Kundra had sought anticipatory bail in the case.
Shilpa Shetty married Raj Kundra in 2009 and they welcomed their first child, son Viaan Raj Kundra, in 2012. The couple welcomed their second child – a daughter named Samisha via surrogacy, last year.
Raj Kundra is the owner of an app called JL Stream. He was part owner of Indian Premier League cricket team Rajasthan Royals.
In 2013, he was also questioned by the Delhi Police in connection with the betting and spot-fixing scandal that engulfed Indian cricket.