Raj Kundra
Shilpa Shetty's husband Raj Kundra in Mumbai. Image Credit: IANS

The Crime Branch of Mumbai Police has formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to investigate the pornography case in which Raj Kundra, businessman and husband of Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty, is a prime accused, informed Mumbai Police on Friday.

An officer of the Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) rank will lead the SIT team in the case.

Raj Kundra and Shilpa Shetty Kundra
Raj Kundra and Shilpa Shetty Kundra Image Credit: AFP

The newly formed SIT will investigate all the cases registered separately in the pornography case. The team will report to the top officers of the Crime Branch.

Kundra was arrested by police on July 19 along with 11 other people on charges related to the alleged creation of pornographic films.

The Bombay High Court on Saturday dismissed applications filed by Kundra and his associate Ryan Thorpe challenging Magistrate Court’s remand order and seeking immediate release in connection with the pornography case.

Earlier on August 5, the metropolitan magistrate court rejected the bail pleas of Kundra and Thorpe in the pornography case.