According to a report on Mid-Day, the crime branch told the court that Kundra was not cooperating in the case. As their investigations continue, they said that a lot of evidence was yet to be collected while alleging that many more witnesses and victims were coming forward to record their testimony.
Opposing the bail, the crime branch noted that as Kundra is an influential person, he may ‘tamper with evidence’ and ‘influence the witnesses’. They also pointed out that since he is a British citizen, they couldn’t rule out the possibility of him fleeing the country.
Investigating officer Kiran Bidve said in his reply that Kundra destroyed a lot of evidence prior to his arrest and cited that he could erase more evidence, if granted bail.
The reply also alleged that Kundra was controlling the HotShots app, through London-registered Kenrin Limited, which belongs to his brother-in-law Pradeep Bakshi. Stating that Bakshi is now also wanted in the case, they claimed that Kundra might influence him.
According to the report, the police also cited the rejection of Kundra’s plea, challenging his arrest, by the Bombay High Court.
The defence lawyer reportedly sought more time to respond to the points raised by the crime branch.