Raj Kundra Accused Of Offense 'Detrimental To Society's Health': Court

Raj Kundra was arrested by the Mumbai Crime Branch on July 19 (File)


The alleged offense for which businessman Raj Kundra and his affiliate Ryan Thorpe have been arrested final month was “detrimental” to society’s well being, and society’s curiosity in such instances cannot be “overlooked”, a Justice of the Peace’s courtroom in Mumbai has mentioned.

While rejecting their bail pleas on July 28 in a case associated to alleged manufacturing and streaming of pornographic content material by means of apps, the courtroom additionally mentioned that the police had adopted the authorized process.

The detailed order handed by Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate S B Bhajipale grew to become out there on Tuesday.

Mr Kundra and Mr Thorpe have been arrested by the Mumbai Crime Branch on July 19, and are presently in judicial custody.

The alleged offense is “detrimental to the health of our society”, and “societal interest in the prosecution of a crime which has a wider social dimension cannot be overlooked”, the Justice of the Peace mentioned.

The accused have additionally moved the Bombay High Court difficult their arrest, pleading that the police didn’t situation a discover as required beneath part 41A of the Code of Criminal Procedure earlier than the arrest. The excessive courtroom has reserved its order.

But the Justice of the Peace famous that the investigating officer (IO) had recorded motive for the arrest, as required. “This court on July 20 (during a remand hearing) came to the conclusion that the arrest of the accused is as per law,” the decide mentioned.

“The IO has already mentioned the reasons for the arrest of both the accused. In such circumstances, it cannot be said that the accused are entitled to bail,” the Justice of the Peace mentioned.

As per the IO’s reply, Pradeep Bakshi, an accused who’s a relative of Mr Kundra, was on the run. Also, an enormous quantity of knowledge was collected by the police and its evaluation was nonetheless occurring, the courtroom mentioned.

Remanding the accused in judicial custody (as towards police custody) doesn’t imply that the probe is over, it mentioned.

The accused had deleted some incriminating knowledge and there was each risk that they could tamper with proof if launched on bail, the courtroom mentioned.

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