MUMBAI: Alliance Against Copyright Theft (AACT) continues its efforts to curb and eradicate piracy. After the launching its new toll-free number 1800 103 1919, AACT along with various enforcement agencies and local police has conducted raids across Mumbai and Gujarat seizing close to 42,000 pirated discs estimated to be worth more than Rs 4.2 million.
In one of the biggest raids conducted by a joint team from AA Khan and Associates along with team led by PI Waagh from Rabodi Police station raided a warehouse near Hakkani Masjid, during which, close to 23,500 discs were seized with more than 2000 DVDs of I Hate Luv Storys along with movies like Rajneeti, Raavan, Housefull and Krantiveer. Bansi from Shivaji Chowk in Ulhasnagar is suspected involved in the pirated discs seized. The police have arrested his aid Yusuf Abdullah Shaikh during the raid.
In other joint raids conducted across Mumbai by enforcement agencies and local Police –
– 5500 pirated discs were seized near Andheri Station (West)
– Three raids were conducted near Bandra Talao including a raid on a small warehouse near a Pan Bakda (stall)where a total of 2270 pirated DVDs of Toy Story 3, Rajneeti, Kites, etc were seized
– A raid in Pali Naka in Khar uncovered about 1350 pirated DVDs of Toy Story 3, Harry Potter 7 along with Ravaan and Rajneeti
– Another raid conducted near Andheri Station fetched the team about 3000 DVDs of the latest Hollywood & Bollywood releases
– Under the jurisdiction of Santacruz Police, a joint team conducted a raid against a pirated discs stall vendor where they seized a total of 1160 DVDs near Royal Hotel on Juhu Tara Road
– The Nagpada police conducted a raid led by PSI Kishor Karat seizing more than 1000 pirated discs
– A raid in Kurla uncovered close to 400 pirated discs
In a joint operation by Ahmadabad Crime Branch conducted at Godasar, CTM, the team raided the private premises where newly released DVDs were being duplicated. The police arrested one person and seized 1+11 four DVD writers, (44 DVD writer) 300 blanks, 700 DVD’s including prints of movies like Raavan, Rajneeti, Kites.
AACT has been ensuring that effective action is being taken across the country to generate awareness on piracy and also curb it at the grass root level.