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SC grants anticipatory bail to Raj Kundra in Pornography Case

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted anticipatory bail to businessman Raj Kundra and others, including actors Sherlyn Chopra and Poonam Pandey, in connection with an FIR or police case against them for allegedly circulating pornographic videos.

A bench of Justices KM Joseph and BV Nagarathna also directed Raj Kundra and other accused to cooperate in the investigation.

“After hearing the counsel for the parties, we are of the opinion that the petitioners may be granted anticipatory bail,” the senator said.

Senior advocate R Basant appeared for one of the petitioners, who said that a charge sheet has already been filed in the matter and the accused are cooperating with the police in the investigation.

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The Supreme Court had earlier granted interim protection from arrest to Raj Kundra in the case.

Raj Kundra has been charged under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code, the Indecent Representation of Women (Prevention) Act, and the Information Technology Act for allegedly distributing/transmitting sexually explicit videos.

The FIR named Sherlyn Chopra and Poonam Pandey as co-accused.

Raj Kundra’s lawyers argued that he was in no way connected to the creation, publication, or transmission of the alleged illegal videos, even though the actors named as co-accused gave their full consent to the filming of the videos.

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