My Name Is Khan pirated DVDs seized in Mumbai

MUMBAI: SS Branch and Mumbai Police along with AA Khan & Associates raided and seized over 3000 pirated DVDs and CDs worth around Rs 4 lakhs in Mumbai.


The raid was conducted at Behram Baug, in a godown near Bandra Court in Mumbai. Around 1000 Blank DVDs, 21 DVD writers, one color Xerox machine and 1000 CD covers were seized at the location. The pirated CDs and DVDs included the Shah Rukh Khan – Kajol starrer My Name is Khan that released on 12 February, 2010.


Besides My Name is Khan, Striker, The Wolfman and Law Abiding Citizen were the other titles raided. As per the records around 3000 DVDs were already sold.


Former IPS officer & Ex-ATS chief AA Khan said, "Piracy is a serious offense and one which is rampant within major parts of the city. It has been noticed that major chunk of this happens before or during a big release. Considering the big release this time was Shah Rukh Khan starrer My Name is Khan, any pirates attempting to copy or distribute this movie specially are on our radar for this week and the coming weeks that the movie would be running. Piracy of the recently released Striker is also on our list of probable.  Pirates should understand that we have a zero tolerance for their actions and that they will be raided and prosecuted for the crime they commit."


Thirty-five year old Shehnaaz Nasir Khan has been arrested during the raid. The accused was booked under sections 51, 52(A), 63, 68(A) of the Copyright Act of 1957.