Mumbai Crime Branch officials said on Wednesday that further investigation into the racket has revealed that businessman Raj Kundra had a legal team on the Hotshots app for copyright to protect adult films from piracy. According to the crime branch, Kundra had also created three WhatsApp groups, where he gave tasks to people. Officials said that their WhatsApp group names were hs-account, hs-operation, and hs-take down. In the hs-account group, he discussed content, customers, payments, transactions, and pornography.
The shooting location was discussed In the HS-Operations group, they discussed the kind of pornographic video that was to be shot. How and where to shoot the video, who to cast and how will it be paid. Kundra used to decide all this.
Apart from this, everything was decided on this, till the editing and printing of pornographic films. Officials said they used to send the file transfer protocol or link to UK-based Vian Industries Ltd.
There should be no piracy, it was monitored The third group, HS-Take Down, was important as work related to monitoring copyright and piracy was discussed here. If any of his adult movies on the Hotshots app were found uploaded by any other adult site or app, a legal notice to block the content, as well as a warning of legal action, was sent. Officials said there was also a discussion about seeking compensation from the website or app that picked up the material.
A crime branch official told Mid-Day, “Investigation has revealed that Kundra also used to handle work through WhatsApp group. The important fact is that he was the administrator and head of operations of all three groups. Kundra, who was arrested on Monday, started his pornographic content business about a year and a half ago and earned crores of rupees.
He had planned to start an adult hub with the help of London-based Kenrin Limited, a company owned by his brother-in-law Pradeep Bakshi. The Mumbai Crime Branch on Wednesday raided Kundra’s Andheri office in connection with a porn racket and recovered a server believed to be used to transfer pornographic videos to a UK-based company. which was owned by his brother-in-law.
Police have enough evidence
Mumbai Police said on Tuesday that the Crime Branch team has so far arrested a total of 11 people, including Kundra, for their alleged involvement in the crime. Mumbai Police Commissioner Hemant Nagrale had said, “Kundra appears to be the main conspirator. We have enough evidence in this regard.” Let us tell you that a case was registered in Crime Branch Mumbai in February 2021 for making pornographic films and using apps.