AACT seizes pirated DVDs worth Rs 2.1 million in Maharashtra

MUMBAI: Alliance Against Copyright Theft (AACT) has seized nearly 28000 pirated DVDs worth Rs 2.1 million and arrested 8 accused in July.

On 09 July, AACT’s team conducted a raid on a manufacturer near McDonalds at Vile Parle station (West), where 12,000 pirated discs were seized. One accused was taken in custody. The team led by A.A. Khan & Associate. Mumbai Police seized 2000 blank DVDs, 14 DVD writers, 1 Color printer and 1 Desktop.

On 06 July, almost 7500 DVDs, of recently released movies like Delhi Belly, Chillar Party, Shaitan, Always Kabhi Kabhi and Double Dhaamal, were seized from a raid conducted in Aurangabad. One accused was taken in custody.

On 04 July, the team raided roadside stalls at Ambernath, where they seized 8450 pirate discs worth Rs 1.5 lakhs. In other series of raids in Rajasthan AACT seized 6352 pirated DVDs and also arrested one accused.

An AACT spokesperson said, “The month of June saw some big movie releases which gave local pirates an opportunity to indulge in the crime in a bigger way. We are glad that  our team has been able to keep the pressure on movie pirates.”

Last month, AACT had conducted raids in Baroda, where 24500 pirated DVDs were seized worth Rs 1.25 million.

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