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Raj Kundra got payments from porn applicatio­n, reveals probe


NEW DELHI: Businessma­n Raj Kundra has been receiving regular payments, amounting to over Rs900,000, in his bank account from Hot Hit, a porn app that was named in the racket busted by Mumbai Police earlier this year.

Hot Hit describes itself as “Best Indian movies and web series. Your search comes to an end at Hothit Movies and Originals. To watch our video content you need to subscribe with one of the following plan using: Paykun Payment method and get instant access.”

In February this year, Mumbai Police arrested nine people for allegedly forcing aspiring actors to shoot nude scenes for pornograph­ic films. These films were streamed on paid websites and mobile applicatio­ns.

Gehna Vasishth, who has featured in several soap operas, is said to be a prominent player in this racket.

The videos were allegedly uploaded on mobile apps in the UK such as Eightshots, Nuefliks and Hothit.

Those arrested include Rowa Khan alias Yasmeen, who claims to be a producer-director.

Police also arrested Dipankar Khasanvis alias Shyam Banerjee, who is Khan’s husband.

Police claimed that they are part of the company that ran the applicatio­n on which obscene and pornograph­ic content was broadcast.

Yasmeen Khan and Khasanvis are both associated with Hot Hit Digital.

A perusal of Raj Kundra’s mobile records by IANS shows regular payments from Hot Hit.

Just before the porn racket was busted by the police in February, Kundra received Rs 2.7 lakh on February 3 from Hot Hit. Similarly, he received Rs 95,000 on January 23, Rs 1 lakh on January 20, Rs 2 lakh on January 13, and Rs 3 lakh on January 10.

Meanwhile, social media is flooding with memes about content backed by Raj Kundra.

More than the news of the arrest, netizens seem interested about the content Kundra is alleged to have made.

Sharing a meme featuring actor Johny Lever holding a knife in his hand and wearing an angry expression­s, a user tweeted: “Le Boys tweeting for link be like : #Rajkundra Link kidhar hai?”

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