Going by the statements of witnesses, the element of inducement, which is a prime ingredient of cheating, appears to be missing from the prosecution’s case, a magistrate’s court said while granting bail to businessman Raj Kundra on Monday in the pornography case. Kundra and Ryan Thorpe, the IT head of his company, who were both arrested on July 19, walked out of Arthur Road Jail on Tuesday.
The four-page order was made available on Tuesday. Additional chief metropolitan magistrate SB Bhajipale noted that all servers, laptops and mobile phones of the accused were in police custody and there was no possibility of tampering with evidence.
Advocates Swapnil Ambure and Prashant Patil had argued that Kundra and Thorpe were not related to uploading or broadcasting of the questionable content.