Mumbai: In major raid conducted by the Jharkhand Police at a House in Ranibagh, Ramgarh on complaint of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series), over 1,35,000 pirated CDs, which included the latest albums of T-Series like Karzzzz, Om Shanti Om, Partner, and God Tussi Great Ho were seized along with Copier Machines worth more than Rs 50 lakhs.
The CDs illegally copied here were being supplied to various parts of Jharkand, Bihar, Orissa and Bengal. T-Series authorities visited various shops of the area on receiving a tip-off, pretending to be customers. They were keeping a vigilant eye for CD pirates. Finally, T-Series senior officers YP Singh, Lakshman Prasad and Vinod Kumar along with cop Mahendra Singh Munda conducted the raid.
The police have registered a case in this connection under the Copyrights Act, 1957 against accused persons – Sukhdev Mahto, Kranti Mahto, Pranti Mahto and Prem Kumar. The seized material is with the custody of the area police station.
Says T-Series creative director Divya Khosla Kumar, who has also brought out an anti-piracy album to curb piracy, "We at T-Series have always taken a very strong stand against piracy and these raids serve as deterrents to others who make a business of piracy who cause great revenue loss to the country. But this will be controlled when each of us are vigilant and tip off against these miscreants, thus doing our duty as Indian citizens. Only then can we curb this menace."