Mumbai police nabs movie pirates; 15,000 discs seized

MUMBAI: In two raids conducted in Mumbai’s Kandivali and Malad suburbs, the SS branch of the Mumbai police along with AA Khan & Associates seized close to 15,000 pirated movie discs of recently released Hindi and Hollywood movies.

Among the seized discs were more than 560 discs of Yash Raj Films’ Badmaash Company, along with 968 and 1,162 pirated discs of Housefull and Iron Man 2 respectively.

In the first raid carried on 7 May, the team raided libraries and a small warehouse near Malad Station, uncovering 7,899 pirated discs of recent releases. On the other hand, another raid conducted on 12 May across seven stalls in Thakur Complex, Kandivali (East) resulted in the seizure of 7000 discs.

AA Khan & Associates have filed the cases in SS Branch, headed by Sheela Sail, DCP, Enforcement SS Branch.

Khan said, “I am glad that our sustained efforts of conducting raids have begun to show results. Piracy is one of the major problems, since recent times its dangers are evident on a larger scale. We will try our level best to reach to the root cause of this problem. While it would be unrealistic to except it to be eradicated overnight, we have taken our formative steps in the right direction."

The police made three arrests at Malad and four at Kandivali. The accused have been booked under Sections 51, 52(A), 63, 68(A) of Copyright Act along with sections 292A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

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